Getting older drivers off the road won't solve safety problems

King, Mark (2012) Getting older drivers off the road won't solve safety problems. The Conversation, October(18).

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When an older driver has a crash with tragic consequences, there are calls for stricter licensing controls to detect “unfit” drivers and take their licences away, typically focusing on those aged 75 or over. When the crash records for older drivers are compared across jurisdictions, however, there is no observable impact of any restrictions. This includes compulsory re-testing, which is strongly advocated by the public but is not supported by the research.

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ID Code: 91816
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Older drivers, Licensing restrictions, Compulsory driver testing, Road safety, Fitness to drive
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Conversation
Deposited On: 13 Jan 2016 22:58
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 19:10

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