Older road user safety: Policy overview and development opportunities

King, Mark J. (2004) Older road user safety: Policy overview and development opportunities. In Road Safety Issues for Older Road Users. Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), QUT, Carseldine, Queensland, pp. 21-28.

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Older road user safety is becoming more important as the population ages. All Australian governments have policies and programs either directly or indirectly concerned with older road users. These programs and policies reflect a mix of two divergent approaches: to set standards of performance which older road users need to meet to safely use the road environment, or to change the road environment so it is less demanding of older road user performance. This paper explores these approaches in relation to older drivers and older pedestrians, and identifies areas for further policy and program development.

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ID Code: 11943
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Posted with the permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright owner.
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ISBN: 0975159607
Subjects: 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 > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > DEMOGRAPHY (160300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
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 CARRS-Q, QUT
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 15:09

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