Older Drivers' Assessment Scores, Citations and Crashes

A previous project examined the relationship between older drivers' traffic citation and crash history and their performance on a variety of clinical assessment instruments that occupational therapists and other professionals use to test skills that underlie safe driving. While the relationship between driving history and safety outcomes is useful, the gold standard for this type of research is prospective studies, particularly in the case of older drivers, whose performance sometimes changes rapidly with increasing age. The purpose of the current project is to compare their scores to crashes and citations over approximately 12 months following the original assessment. A group of approximately 1,000 older drivers have completed a selection of driving assessment tools. These participants' crash and citation records will be monitored for approximately one year to determine the extent to which the assessment scores predict critical driving errors and crashes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See DOT HS 811 630 "Functional Assessments, Safety Measures for Older Drivers Outcomes, and Driving Exposure"


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Sifrit, Kathy

  • Performing Organizations:

    TransAnalytics, LLC

    336 West Broad Street
    Quakertown, PA  United States  18951
  • Start Date: 20100625
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120800
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Older Driver

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01490705
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-05-D-05043
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 1:01AM