Older Drivers at a Crossroads

Older drivers often face visual and cognitive challenges that make driving difficult. This article discusses various intersection design and operational techniques that have the potential to reduce crashes and improve safety for the overall driving population, especially older drivers. These techniques include strategies that will prepare motorists in advance of the intersection, simplify the turning decision, simplify the mechanics of turning, and improve sight distance for turning traffic. Several studies on intersection improvements have shown any treatment that simplifies traffic movement and driving decisions for the average driver will provide an even greater benefit to older drivers.


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  • Accession Number: 01044754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2007 11:05PM