Driving Research And The Older Adult: A Debate Amona Researchers And Practitioners


As we have begun to live longer, the proportion of older drivers involved in vehicle operation is on the rise. This group relies on private automobiles as a main means of independent transportation. At the same time, there is concern that age-related deteriorations of human functions may make older drivers less safe than their younger counterparts. Despite the advances in driver research, especially as it relates to the older driver, there have been complaints about the value of this research for practice.We will debate this issue. Specifically, the focus will be on an exchange between researchers and practitioners in the following areas:. What are the current issues in practice regarding older drivers?. What are the current issues in research regarding older drivers?. What can practitioners do better so that researchers study operationally relevant topics?. What can researchers do better to facilitate transition of their results to practice?. What are good mechanisms for continued dialogue between research and practice?

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Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

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Article; Proceedings Paper

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0442326547 (Scopus)

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