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Driving cessation and caregiving continuum perspectives of father/daughter dyads.
With the aging of our population, increasing numbers of older adults will confront the need to limit and stop driving, despite a strong preference to continue. For many families, this transition places a burden on family members who are called on to assume an informal caregiving role by assisting...
Transportation and ageing exploring stakeholders' perspectives on advancing safe mobility.
Issues of safe transportation for older adults are multifaceted and must include multiple perspectives if significant progress is to be made in the next decade as the baby-boomers begin to reach age 70. Previous work has explored the main barriers that older adults face in terms of maintaining safe...
Do memory-impaired drivers and their family members agree on driving ability and behaviors?
It is estimated that approximately one-third of people with dementia continue to drive. Compared with the general driving population, drivers with dementia are at an increased risk of unsafe motor vehicle operation. Self-screening is often the basis for self-regulation of driving. It is not known...
Has the time come for an older driver vehicle?
The populations of many nations and, indeed, the entire world are growing older. As people age, they are more likely to experience medical conditions and take medications that can make operating a personal automobile more difficult. Once driving abilities begin to decline, older adults are often...
Cognitive impairment and driving safety
As the populations of many countries continue to age, cognitive impairment will likely become more common. Individuals with cognitive impairment pose special challenges for families, health professionals, driving safety professionals, and the larger community, particularly if these older adults...
Explaining state-to-state differences in seat belt use a multivariate analysis of cultural variables.
There is considerable variation in seat belt use within the United States despite extensive evidence that the use of seat belts saves lives. Previous studies have identified some important factors that affect belt use rates, including gender, age, race, vehicle type, seat-belt enforcement laws, and...
Driving behaviors in early stage dementia a study using in-vehicle technology.
According to the Alzheimer's Association (2011), (1) in 8 people age 65 and older, and about one-half of people age 85 and older, have Alzheimer's disease in the United States (US). There is evidence that drivers with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are at an increased risk...
Using GPS data to understand driving behavior
This paper investigates driving behavior based on GPS data collected by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The database contains driving data for 78 drivers living in the Detroit metropolitan region in 2004, with automobile use tracked on a day-to-day basis for...

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