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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Only abstracts published in conference proceedings, as supplied here.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ageing; aged; driving|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Melissa Jarick|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2010 23:51|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2011 03:50|
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