OLD AGE AND ROAD SAFETY

LE TROISEME AGE ET LA SECURITE ROUTIERE

The first part of this report is devoted to statistics of accidents which involved old people, i.e., those more than 65 years of age. The result demonstrates that the risk of a fatal accident to an aged pedestrian is three times higher in a town than in the rest of France. The problem regarding elderly drivers remains important because it has been established that the risk of death to an elderly driver is two and a half times as high as the average risk. The second part of the report summarizes the information obtained in the course of a survey aimed at studying the behaviour of elderly pedestrians. It has been established that the accident often occurs during the course of crossing the second half of the carriageway. An information campaign has, therefore, been launched over a month, giving advice to elderly people on how to avoid an accident, and to car drivers to make them sensitive to the behaviour of pedestrians over 65 years whose reflexes are slower. This text was reproduced in the review entitled "Documents Cleirpa" No 62, May 1977 (Centre of Liaison, Study, Information and Research into the Problems of Elderly People, 49 rue Mirabeau, 75016 Paris). /TRRL/

  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00196817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM