The impact of ageing on capacity for and decisions about driving

Machin, M. Anthony and Dorn, Lisa (2010) The impact of ageing on capacity for and decisions about driving. In: 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 Jul 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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This symposium will focus on developing a better understanding of the impact of ageing on drivers’ ability to detect and respond to hazards and obstacles. While these abilities are important in decisions about whether to continue driving, a range of other factors will also impinge on these decisions. The key learning outcomes are: 1. to increase the awareness of researchers of the critical abilities that influence drivers’ ability to detect and respond to hazards; 2. to encourage health practitioners to reflect on the range of factors that influence decisions about whether to continue driving; 3. to assist drivers to better understand the impact of ageing on their abilities; 4. to encourage designers and engineers to develop technologies that counter the negative effects of ageing; and 5. to provide road safety policy makers with a better scientific base with which to consider new legislation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Only abstracts published in conference proceedings, as supplied here.
Depositing User: Mrs Melissa Jarick
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 23:51
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2014 01:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing; aged; driving
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170202 Decision Making
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8613

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