Designing roadways with older adults in mind

While older drivers are less likely to drive aggressively or speed, they are considered vulnerable road users. Due to age-related vulnerabilities, older road users are more likely to be injured or killed in motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle crashes.[1] Older adults are at a greater risk of injury when in a crash may have a long recovery period from the injuries, and are likely to experience lasting impacts on their daily activities as a result of those injuries. Designing roadways that are suitable for older adults is essential to ensuring safety.

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[1] Pomidor A, ed. Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th Edition. New York: The American Geriatrics Society; 2019.