Understanding population-level risk requires not only knowing particular risk factors (like inexperience, alcohol use, declines in vision, etc.) but also exposure (i.e., how far, how often, and for how long people of a given demographic are using the road network). Studies in this section advance this field of knowledge.

Resources

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is currently undertaking one of the largest studies ever conducted of senior safety and mobility. The...

A number of studies have investigated the utility of different licensing policies and procedures for identifying older drivers who may be at risk for...

Aging driver and pedestrian safety, a parking lot hazards study.

This summarizes the findings of a research study performed by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) on the subject of...

This paper covers the issues with elderly drivers and the various ways that states have attempted to address the problems.

To examine the relationship between vision impairment and driving exposure (amount of driving one does) in a population-based sample of older drivers...

A study co-authored by a University of Virginia professor suggests that seniors citizens will die in car accidents at a higher rate in the years...

This informative video by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety states that by 2025 25% of the country’s population will be 65+. It also states that...

This is a study of the varying characteristics of car crashes among young, middle-aged and older drivers.

This study was done to test cognitive training and motor vehicle collision in senior drivers.

This study was done to determine if crash rates would lessen after post-license education in senior drivers.

The UQDRIVE program, a group education and support program, was developed to meet the needs associated with driving cessation for older adults. The...

To determine the association between passenger presence and risk of fatal crash involvement in relation to driver and passenger age and gender,...

This report was created on the subject of car crashes among Alabama drivers, 55 years old and older.

This study shows there is a higher risk for fatal crashes at intersections, especially intersections with uncontrolled and stop sign controlled...

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that older drivers were less likely to be involved in car crashes than prior generations and that...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This AAA Foundation-sponsored research covers a pilot study to improve safe senior mobility in Southern California. It emphasizes counseling and...

The current study examined rural–urban differences in health care provider (HCP) perceptions, attitudes, and practices related to driving safety/...

This study was done to determine if an individualized educational program to enhance driver safety skills would reduce the crash rate risk in senior...

This report explores mobility and safety issues for older Americans and presents a set of recommendations for implementing a transportation system...

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