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Ageing and transport : mobility needs and safety issues.

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Publisher: Paris : OECD, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do older road users pose a safety risk to others? Is mandatory testing effective in determining the driving competence of older drivers? Are OECD Member countries prepared to meet the safety and mobility needs of the baby boom generation in the 21st century? This report on the mobility needs and safety problems of ageing populations dispels many of the myths and misperceptions commonly held regarding elderly road  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
ISBN: 9264196668 9789264196667
OCLC Number: 52041656
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: PDF files require Adobe Acrobat reader.
Contents: Executive Summary --
Chapter 1. The Ageing Society --
Chapter 2. Travel Patterns --
Chapter 3. Safety of Older Road Users --
Chapter 4. Infrastructure --
Chapter 5. Vehicle Design --
Chapter 6. Managing Older Drivers --
Chapter 7. Alternatives to the Car --
Chapter 8. Land Use --
Chapter 9. Education, Publicity and Training --
Chapter 10. Conclusions.

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Do older road users pose a safety risk to others? Is mandatory testing effective in determining the driving competence of older drivers? Are OECD Member countries prepared to meet the safety and mobility needs of the baby boom generation in the 21st century? This report on the mobility needs and safety problems of ageing populations dispels many of the myths and misperceptions commonly held regarding elderly road users, and offers policy and research recommendations to provide for their safe, lifelong mobility.

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