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Addressing the Safety and Mobility Needs of Senior Australian Drivers

21 June 2018

This project hypothesises that, with education and support, older drivers can make informed choices about driving.

This project is evaluating the impact of an established program that promotes safe driving for drivers aged 75 years and older. A black box in-vehicle monitoring system records driving patterns for participating drivers, in their own vehicles for 12-months. This research aims to measure the impact of a safe driving program on driving exposure, crashes and near misses. Driving habits (routes, time of day, speeds, distances and safety) will be collected. Critically, the impact on mobility and community participation will also be assessed. IRT Foundation sponsored vehicle instrumentation costs for a subset of 50 study participants during year 1 of this project.

Dr Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global Health

Co-investigators: Ms Kristy Coxon, Dr Soufiane Boufous, Prof Rebecca Ivers

IRT Foundation investment: $30,000

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