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Trafikmiljö för äldre bilförare: analys och rekommendationer utifrån en litteraturstudie
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3856-5421
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2004 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Traffic environment for older drivers : Analysis and recommendations based on a literature survey (English)
Abstract [sv]

The report begins with a short description of the state of knowledge at

present, and of the age-related functional impairments that affect car

driving. Two explanatory models are described as to why accidents occur.

After that, there is a discussion of what general principles should apply to

simplify the task of driving. The main part of the report consists of a

run-through of the research literature, focusing on the ability of older car

drivers to observe and familiarise themselves in traffic. In that respect,

results and conclusions/recommendations have been presented as regards how

road junctions and roads should be designed, and how the design and location

of signs, traffic signals and road markings should be executed in order that

the requirements of older people may be satisfied. Because only the external

traffic environment has been dealt with in this study, such things as vehicle

design or intelligent transport systems (ITS) solutions in the vehicle itself

are not discussed. In the concluding chapter, some design principles for

roads and elements of the road environment are given, which can be read

independently as the principles apply to all car drivers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 493 , 2004.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Old people, Driver, Safety, Geometric design, Junction, Traffic sign, Traffic signal, Carriageway marking
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Geometric design and traffic safety
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6363OAI: diva2:675240
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