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Intersection crashes involving older drivers: Relative involvement in urban and rural areas at night and by day

King, Mark J. (2004) Intersection crashes involving older drivers: Relative involvement in urban and rural areas at night and by day. In Road safety issues for older road users:. CARRS-Q, QUT, Carseldine, Queensland, pp. 93-102.

Abstract

Literature on older driver involvement in crashes shows that their involvement in intersection crashes increases with age, and that they have problems in dealing with complex environments such as uncontrolled intersections. They also exhibit the effects of age-related visual and cognitive deficits. The aim of this study was to confirm the existence of similar crash involvement patterns among older drivers in Queensland, and to identify potential contributing factors to crash risk for further research. Five years of crash data were collected and odds ratios were plotted by age category for combinations of the following variables: intersection vs midblock, rural and urban areas, day and night, and unsignalised and signalised urban intersections. The patterns largely confirmed existing research, and issues concerning relative visual and cognitive load in urban and rural areas at night and by day were identified.

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ID Code: 11914
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 0975159607
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q)
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:53

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