Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society
Series Editor: Barry H. Kantowitz
Published December 22nd 2008 by CRC Press – 248 pages
Series: Human Factors in Transportation
By 2030, 20 percent of the world’s drivers, 60 million in all, will be over the age of 65. Consequently, safe and efficient mobility for older adults is a complex and pressing issue. Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society addresses the complexities surrounding the booming number of aging drivers and practical solutions for sustaining safe transportation for this growing group.
This plainspoken resource informs safe mobility discussions on a variety of areas, including:
Draws the Significant Link Between Mobility and Well Being
In addition to discussing how age impacts both the risk and severity of accidents and the link between mobility and well-being, this authoritative work discusses means to achieve safer mobility, including roadway design and community transportation options. Authored by driver safety and awareness experts, it covers psychological and physical changes associated with age (both normal and pathological), including an important but rarely explored aspect of dementia known as wandering behavior. It also addresses the role of emerging technology.
Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society is a concise reference that encompasses an impressive breadth of ready-to-access information. Thorough and systematically organized, it is a groundbreaking and indispensable resource for those providing services to seniors as well as those responsible for transportation policy and design.
Age-Related Declines in Abilities
Critical Driving Skills
Medical Conditions and Driving
Medications and Driving
Licensing, Legal, and Policy Issues
Education and Rehabilitation
Vehicles and Advanced Technology
Other Community Mobility Options