ERIC Number: ED268324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
55+ Drivers: Needs and Problems of Older Drivers: Survey Results and Recommendations. Proceedings of the Older Driver Colloquium (Orlando, Florida, February 4-7, 1985).
Malfetti, James L., Ed.
These proceedings include 11 background papers that were presented by a panel of authorities in traffic safety and/or gerontology who were professionally concerned with older drivers and pedestrians. Papers focus on the needs and problems of older drivers and on what can and should be done to deal with them. Recommendations to improve safety for older--and all--drivers are provided first in three categories: driver, vehicle, and highway. The papers are "Vision of the Older Driver: Implications for Vehicle and Highway Design and for Driver Testing" (Merrill J. Allen), "Safer Cars for Seniors" (Roy C. Haeusler), "Licensing the Chronometrically Impaired Driver" (Newman W. Jackson), "Auto Insurance: Needs and Problems of Drivers 55 and Over" (Edward R. Klamm), "The Driving Situation and Drivers 55-Plus: Comments by a Long-Interested Retired Traffic Engineer" (Burton W. Marsh), "Training and Retraining the Older Driver" (Adele M. Milone), "Impressions: An Amateur Looks at Senior Drivers" (Clifford C. Nelson), "The Older Driver and Highway Design" (David Solomon), "Musculo-Skeletal System Impairment Related to Safety and Comfort of Drivers 55+" (John D. States), "Learning and Motivational Characteristics of Older People Pertaining to Traffic Safety" (Darlene J. Winter), and "Interaction of Older Drivers with Pedestrians in Traffic" (Sam Yaksich, Jr.). Other contents include results of a survey to assess mobility and safety of older drivers in a report entitled "A Survey of the Traffic Safety Needs and Problems of Drivers Age 55 and Over" (Darlene Yee) and editor's comments. (YLB)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Driver Education, Gerontology, Insurance, Middle Aged Adults, Motor Vehicles, Older Adults, Pedestrian Traffic, Surveys, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2990 Telestar Court, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22042 (1 copy free, multiple copies $2.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Falls Church, VA.