An interdisciplinary research team has made a surprising discovery: Older, more mature motorists-who typically are better drivers in many circumstances-are much worse than their younger counterparts when texting while driving.
Mature Motorists Worse at Texting and Driving, Study Shows — National (12/18/2014)Source: Association
Senior Citizens Back Tougher Rules for Older Drivers — National (12/04/2014)Source: News
This article explains that contrary to popular belief, seniors actually want to see tougher rules in place for older drivers.
Driving and Dementia: A Review of the Literature — National (12/01/2014)Source: Association
This article reviews literature on seniors with dementia and their ability to drive.
Profiles in Driver Distraction: Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on Younger and Older Drivers — National (12/01/2014)Source: Association
This research examines the effects of hands-free cell phone usage on simulated driving technology.
Trends in Older Driver Crash Involvement Rates and Survivability in the United States — National (11/01/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
The current study examined if trends in crash rates, crash involvements, and survivability persisted into more recent years.
Road Diet Informational Guide — National (11/01/2014)Source: US Department of Transportation
By converting four-lane roadways to 3 (1 lane in each direction, with a center 2-way turning lane), road diets assist older drivers by making left turns safer, and help older pedestrians by reducing the crossing distance of the road.
International: Cognitive Screening Tools for Predicting Unsafe Driving Behavior Among Senior Drivers — National (10/17/2014)Source: Association
As Canada’s elderly continue to represent the fastest-growing population in Canada, there has been an increasing need for effective and efficient screening tools for senior drivers.
Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older Drivers — National (10/14/2014)Source: Association
A team of research studied various age groups and the timing of yellow lights to see its impact on safety at intersections.
Senior Drivers—and All Other Drivers—9 Tips for Summer Driving — National (07/15/2014)Source: Association
Julie Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety, discusses nine important summer driving tips on this podcast.
The History of Road Safety Research: A Quantitative Approach — National (07/14/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
In this paper we provide a global description in quantitative terms, of the developments in road safety research from the early 1900’s until 2010.