Senior drivers' perceptions of road intersections

The increasing number of ageing drivers on the roads has created significant concerns among some road safety researchers and policy makers in many developed countries due to the perceived reduction in their driving abilities including deterioration of their vision, response time and difficulties in judging speed. As a result, a large proportion of crashes involving ageing drivers occurred at intersections on highways. This paper explores some of the perceived difficulties ageing drivers face in negotiating an unsignalized intersection on a divided highway. Our study revealed that ageing drivers found vehicles blocking their view, dealing with impatient drivers behind them and dealing with large vehicles behind them the most difficult to deal with. Interestingly, they found judging the distance to oncoming vehicles and judging the speed of oncoming vehicles the least of their difficulties. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214098.

  • Authors:
    • TAY, R
  • Publication Date: 2005-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01043091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 8:14AM