Managing Older Driver Safe Mobility: An International Collaboration

  • Charlton, Judith (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Darzins, Peteris (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Di Stefano, Marilyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Koppel, Sjaanie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Langford, Jim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Macdonald, Wendy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Odell, Morris (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Marshall, Shawn (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Demographic, licensing and mobility changes are threatening a three-fold increase in older driver casualties within a few decades without appropriate action. To meet this challenge, the proposed study will track a cohort of older drivers for five years to assess changes in their functional abilities, driving patterns and driving performance. Outcomes of the study will include validated screening instruments to assess driving fitness and safe driving training programs, while improving the quality of life of older drivers by extending their safe mobility. The project will be run in collaboration with a Canadian program involving 1,000 older drivers.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/01/1027/04/15

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD885,351.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD240,546.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD80,007.00
  • VicRoads: AUD116,500.00
  • Department of Justice and Regulation (VIC): AUD116,500.00
  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC): AUD116,500.00
  • University of Ottawa
  • Road Safety Trust: AUD250,003.00
  • Eastern Health