Engineering improvements to aid older drivers and pedestrians

Philip M. Garvey, Matthew T. Gates, Martin T. Pietrucha

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Abstract

Senior citizens now constitute the fastest growing segment of the United States population, and an increasing number of older adults will continue to travel, both as drivers and as pedestrians, as they age. As a result, transportation engineers will be faced with additional challenges to meet the mobility needs of older road users. In response to this demographic shift, this report addresses the need to integrate the existing wealth of older traveler research into a set of guidelines for application to transportation systems. This research effort had as its objective the cataloging of those research results that could be applied directly to elements of state and federal transportation systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges, Innovations, and Opportunities
EditorsRahim F. Benekohal
PublisherASCE
Pages222-228
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 8 1997Jun 11 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period6/8/976/11/97

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

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Garvey, P. M., Gates, M. T., & Pietrucha, M. T. (1997). Engineering improvements to aid older drivers and pedestrians. In R. F. Benekohal (Ed.), Challenges, Innovations, and Opportunities (pp. 222-228). ASCE.
Garvey, Philip M. ; Gates, Matthew T. ; Pietrucha, Martin T. / Engineering improvements to aid older drivers and pedestrians. Challenges, Innovations, and Opportunities. editor / Rahim F. Benekohal. ASCE, 1997. pp. 222-228
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Garvey, PM, Gates, MT & Pietrucha, MT 1997, Engineering improvements to aid older drivers and pedestrians. in RF Benekohal (ed.), Challenges, Innovations, and Opportunities. ASCE, pp. 222-228, Proceedings of the 1997 Conference on Traffic Congestion and Traffic Safety in the 21st Century, Chicago, IL, USA, 6/8/97.

Engineering improvements to aid older drivers and pedestrians. / Garvey, Philip M.; Gates, Matthew T.; Pietrucha, Martin T.

Challenges, Innovations, and Opportunities. ed. / Rahim F. Benekohal. ASCE, 1997. p. 222-228.

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