Publications

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Assessing Fitness to Drive 2016 (as amended up to August 2017)
Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission (NTC), details the medical standards for driver licensing for use by health professionals and driver licensing authorities. The primary purpose of…
Webinar: Older Road Users - Emerging Trends
This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the emerging trends in crash involvement among older road users, aged 75 years and over. It is presented by Dr Matthew Baldock, Deputy Director of the Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the…
Older Road Users: Emerging Trends
This report identifies trends in crash involvement amongst older road users (aged 75+).
Older Driver Model Assessment Program: Stage 4 - Vaildation of Screening Tests to Assess At-Risk Older Drivers
Older drivers are over represented in serious injury and fatal crash rates based on distance travelled. While their physical frailty is a contributing factor, ageing may also result in unacceptably diminished driving skills for a minority of older…
Trial of a Model Licence Re-Assessment Procedure for Older Drivers: Stage 3 Research
There is a widespread claim that older drivers are over-represented in crashes, particularly when crash figures are adjusted for distance travelled. There are numerous reasons suggested for this increased risk, including the increased frailty…
Assessing Responsibility for Older Drivers Crashes
The issue of older driver crash responsibility has been explored first, through the analysis of Australian national fatality data, 1996-1999, which contain attributions of responsibility made by coroners, police or by independent data coders.…
Environment and Design for Older Drivers: Stage II Volume 1 - Overview; Volume 2 - Handbook of Suggestions for Road Design Changes
Road design plays a major role in road safety, however, has generally not taken the older road user into consideration. There is therefore a need to take effective action to reduce risk levels to older drivers by designing roads that accommodate…
Model Licence Re-Assessment Procedure for Older Drivers: Stage 2 Research
Stage 1 research for Austroads lead to the development of a model licence re-assessment procedure for use in licensing authorities in Australasia. Stage 2 research set out to undertake a pilot trial of the procedure in an Australian jurisdiction and…
Self-Regulation of Older Drivers: A Review
Drivers aged 65 years and over are over-represented in serious injury and fatal crashes in this country and elsewhere and these figures are expected to increase up to threefold with the projected increase in the proportion of the elderly in the…
Road Safety Environment and Design for Older Drivers
While older drivers do not currently represent a significant road safety problem in Australasia, they are over-represented in serious injury and casualty crashes per head of population, probably due to their frailty. Further to this, the population…