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TitleOlder drivers may not have a greater risk of intersection crashes than drivers in younger age groups
AuthorsBaldock MRJ, Dutschke JK, Thompson JP
Year2018
TypeUnknown
AbstractCrash patterns for older drivers/riders were examined using ten years of crash data from New Zealand and every jurisdiction in Australia. Consistent with the literature, older drivers/riders had a higher proportional rate of intersection-type crashes. However, once population numbers and numbers of licensed drivers were controlled for, older drivers/riders were not found to have a higher rate of intersection crashes than those in younger age groups. Intersections do not pose any greater risk of a crash to older adults. Nonetheless, given their frailty, intersection safety measures are still needed to improve safety for older drivers/riders.
Conference Name2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC2018
Conference LocationSydney
Conference Date3-5 October 2018
NotesPublicly available on ACRS website: https://acrs.org.au/article/older-drivers-may-not-have-a-greater-risk-of-intersection-crashes-than-drivers-in-younger-age-groups/

Reference
Baldock MRJ, Dutschke JK, Thompson JP (2018) Older drivers may not have a greater risk of intersection crashes than drivers in younger age groups.