This study involved a survey of self-regulatory driving practices of 656 drivers aged 55 years and older. Types and prevalence of self-regulatory behaviours were described and several key characteristics of self-regulators were identified. Those who drove less than 100 km per week were more likely to be female, 75+ years, retired, with arthritis, good/fair/poor ratings for decision-making, not the principal driver and not married. Those who avoided specific driving situations were also more likely to be female, 75+ years and not the principal driver. Avoidance was also associated with vision problems, lower confidence in driving situations and crash-involvement. Implications for promotion of safe driving practices are discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 00964912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2003 12:00AM