OLDER DRIVERS HAVE SOME PROBLEMS NEGOTIATING INTERSECTIONS

This paper summarizes a report of a study completed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to document the problems experienced by older drivers in intersections, and to determine if the difficulties can be predicted from measures of functional capability. One of the principal concerns surrounding older drivers is their ability to safely maneuver through intersections. About 1/3 of the fatalities of older drivers occur at intersections, and this figure jumps to more than half for drivers over the age of 80. Older drivers may have greater difficulties at intersections because of diminished capabilities, which hamper their selection and execution of appropriate driver responses.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00797151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 805
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2000 12:00AM