THE OLDER PERSON IN TRAFFIC IS IN THE GREATEST DANGER

AM STAERKSTEN GEFAEHRDET: DER AELTERE MENSCH IM VERKEHR

The Federal Institute for Road Research (BAST) during 1975 questioned some 3000 persons in the age group 60 years and over concerning the nature, frequency, temporal distribution, destination and purpose of their participation in traffic. The replies showed that every tenth person over 60 years of age continuously or occasionally drives a passenger car on the roads. Accidents caused through breaches of priority rules, careless opening of doors, and errors in turning or reversing are typical of the older driver. Among those questioned, the incidence of accidents among drivers decreased with increasing age, whereas among pedestrians the accidents increased with advancing age. Above average involvement in accidents was noted among those who are "more active than others", i.e. persons in relatively good health, those still working, men and owners of motor vehicles. The risk of accidents is especially great during commuting and rush-hour traffic. It was also found that one in four of elderly persons felt unsafe in traffic. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Umschau-Verlag Breidesntein KG

    Stuttgarter Strasse 18-24
    Frankfurt Am Main,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Monograph Title: AM STAERKSTEN GEFAEHRDET: DER AELTERE MENSCH IM VERKEHR
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1982 12:00AM