Reversing Oregon's Rise in Deaths and Serious Injuries for Senior Drivers and Peds

The objective of this research is to identify where there is an over-representation of serious crashes involving drivers and pedestrians age 65 and older, to conduct a review of best practices with a local and national eye, and to map the best practices and countermeasures to Oregon such that significant improvements to older driver and pedestrian safety result both in the short term and long term. The review of best practices and an inventory of Oregon’s practices will clearly help inform safety programs and policies. As with many initiatives, any efforts to improve the transportation system for aging drivers/pedestrians also will benefit all drivers/pedestrians. The proposed research directly addresses the Safety goal of ODOT's mission: engineering, educating and enforcing a safe transportation system. The research also addresses the Safety and Diversity values for the ODOT mission by contributing to the safety of our older population.


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $174103
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Joerger, Mark

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

      Portland State University

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Engineering Bldg, 301D, 1930 SW 4th Ave.
      Portland, OR  United States  97201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Monsere, Christopher

      Hurwitz, David

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01680047
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR828
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 10 2018 5:52PM