This section includes studies of driver performance and actions behind the wheel, as well as comparisons between older adults and road users of other age groups.

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This paper examines older driver’s automotive trip (abbreviation: trip) characteristics which include trip frequency, trip length, destination...

This study was done to determine if driving education programs are beneficial in improving senior driving performance and safety.

This article is about AAA’s plan to spend $12 million to track 3,000 senior drivers in order to better understand the safety and transportation needs...

AAA reports on its website that seniors are safe drivers compared to other age groups and lists key facts about senior drivers.

Aging driver and pedestrian safety human factors studies.

This study sought to find information about the nature of driving errors made during license review tests, and about relationships between error type...

This article details the findings of a study done on senior drivers and what causes their accidents. It was found that the majority of seniors...

This study tested if “high-risk older drivers can be identified through brief, performance-based measures administered in a MVA setting.”

This report shows that the majority of older drivers will continue to drive even after a car crash in which they were injured and had gone to the...

The personal vehicle is increasingly the preferred mode of travel for aging adults. There are greater numbers of older drivers on the roads driving...

Chapter VII “Older Drivers” of the Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013) (DOT HS 811 847, January 2014) Brief summaries of...

To estimate safety effects of compensatory changes in the driving behavior of older drivers (age 65+), their fatal accidents were compared with those...

Active drivers in a representative cohort of older individuals age 77 years and older in New Haven, Connecticut were interviewed. Confidence in...

This study shows how out-of-home activity decreased in seniors once they stopped driving.

A study was done to determine which senior driver errors caused the most prevalent serious crashes.

Restricted driving was present at baseline for the at-risk group and was observed in longitudinal trajectories that controlled for baseline...

With age, a decline in attention capacity may occur and this may impact driving performance especially while distracted. Although the effect of...

This paper shows the results of a statewide telephone conducted in Michigan of drivers and former drivers ages 65 and older on their transportation...

This is a study of driving cessation among seniors and the changes in mileage driven among the elderly.

Science Daily published a press release which states the researchers’ results regarding how seniors’ driving cessation affected their ability to work...

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