CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO ACCIDENTS BY OLDER DRIVERS: R&D PLAN AND EMPIRICAL STUDIES
The purpose of the project described in this report was to develop the technical and experimental means to test the performance of older drivers and to conduct three empirical studies to determine performance differences at intersections. The report first reviews literature that describes the probable causes of older driver involvement in intersection accidents, then presents findings from a focus group study to gather qualitative information about older drivers' difficulties in driving and their adaptive behaviors. This is followed by findings from two studies that employed simulators to examine older and younger driver performace at intersections. Finally, recommendations are made for further research.
Montreal, Quebec Canada H3B 2X1
- Caird, J K
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pagination: 190 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged drivers; Crash causes; Empirical methods; Focus groups; Intersections; Performance tests; Research
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00960956
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 19 2003 12:00AM