Project: Review Of Driving Advice / Assessment Services For Older Drivers

Reference: UG394

Last update: 21/10/2003 15:23:49

Objectives

The objective of this project is to review current provision of advice to elderly drivers and explore their effectiveness in line with traffic safety and inclusive mobility designs.

Description

Population demographics tell us that we are facing a large increase in the number of older drivers within the U.K. There is also much anecdotal evidence of the difficulties faced by GPs on how to advise older patients about their driving. Until valid reliable driver screening tools are available, there may be a need to establish a practical driving assessment service readily available and accessible throughout the UK. It is known that there are some initiatives along these lines operating in various parts of the UK, some as part of the Forum of Mobility centres programmes and some set up jointly by road safety offices driving instructors and local councils. This project would review the services that are in place and explore their effectiveness in line with traffic safety and inclusive mobility designs

Contractor(s)

Transport & Travel Research Ltd
Minster House, Minster Pool Walk, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6QT
0154 416416

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £86,122.56

Actual start date: 01 October 2002

Expected completion date: 30 June 2005