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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Researchers have determined that seniors' loss of driving independence negatively affects their ability to work and their volunteerism; however, the...

An educational intervention to aid older drivers in self‐evaluating driving skills and coping with the driving cessation dilemma is proposed.

Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as...

This paper estimates total life expectancy and driving life expectancy of U.S. drivers aged 70 years and older.

In demanding cognitive tasks, older people mostly experience more problems than younger people, and their brain workload is higher. An overloaded or...

Older drivers could benefit from training programs that put them behind the wheel -- in a driving simulator, with an observer who helps them develop...

This study examined a cohort of 227 older drivers and investigated the relationship between performance on the electronic Driver Observation Schedule...

Senior drivers who always take a pet in the car are at increased risk for being involved in a motor vehicle collision, said researchers. The research...

This research was conducted to show how engaging in conversation distracts from the cognitive processes associated with driving in seniors.

The Manchester Driver Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) was included as part of a questionnaire survey of 1989 drivers aged 50 or over.

Frank Moretti, director of research at TRIP, discusses his extensive research study on older drivers, the issues they face and how to address them.

Overall, the presence of two or more passengers was found to negatively impact the probability that drivers 75 years of age or older were at fault in...

Speeding increases crash risk and resulting injury severity. Older drivers are at increased risk of injury due to frailty, at increased risk of...

Every year, the Coalition selects priority counties using a 3-year average of the rate of crashes involving individuals aged 65+, compared to the...

With the increasing aging of the population, the number of older drivers is rising. Driving is a significant factor for quality of life and...

This report explores health and quality-of-life impacts of crashes among older (65+) and middle-aged (40-55) occupants. Analyses indicated the...

The majority of older adults rate themselves as excellent drivers though one in four had a wreck in previous five years.

Florida is home to one of the highest percentages of residents ages 65 and older in the United States, but very few of them have thought ahead to a...

An interdisciplinary research team has made a surprising discovery: Older, more mature motorists -- who typically are better drivers in many...

Situational avoidance is a form of driving self-regulation at the strategic level of driving behaviour. It has typically been defined as the...

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