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Do memory-impaired drivers and their family members agree on driving ability and behaviors?
It is estimated that approximately one-third of people with dementia continue to drive. Compared with the general driving population, drivers with dementia are at an increased risk of unsafe motor vehicle operation. Self-screening is often the basis for self-regulation of driving. It is not known...
Has the time come for an older driver vehicle?
The populations of many nations and, indeed, the entire world are growing older. As people age, they are more likely to experience medical conditions and take medications that can make operating a personal automobile more difficult. Once driving abilities begin to decline, older adults are often...
Cognitive impairment and driving safety
As the populations of many countries continue to age, cognitive impairment will likely become more common. Individuals with cognitive impairment pose special challenges for families, health professionals, driving safety professionals, and the larger community, particularly if these older adults...
Driving behaviors in early stage dementia a study using in-vehicle technology.
According to the Alzheimer's Association (2011), (1) in 8 people age 65 and older, and about one-half of people age 85 and older, have Alzheimer's disease in the United States (US). There is evidence that drivers with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are at an increased risk...
Using GPS data to understand driving behavior
This paper investigates driving behavior based on GPS data collected by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The database contains driving data for 78 drivers living in the Detroit metropolitan region in 2004, with automobile use tracked on a day-to-day basis for...
Supplemental analysis for strategies to reduce CMV-involved crashes, fatalities and injuries in Michigan Driver records and crash involvement.
This research sought to identify differences in safety records of drivers who had undergone the training required to hold commercial drivers licenses, and to see if previous offenses and crashes in a CDL drivers record were reasonable indicators of future offenses and crashes. Crash and offense...
Driving avoidance by older adults : is it always self-regulation?
Self-regulation shows promise as a means by which older adults can continue to drive at some level without having to stop altogether. Self-regulation is generally described as the process of modifying or adjusting one's driving patterns by driving less or intentionally avoiding driving...
Tactical, strategic, and life-goal self-regulation of driving by older adults: development and testing of a questionnaire.
Introduction: Appropriate self-regulation of driving – that is, adjusting one's driving patterns by driving less or avoiding specific situations considered challenging – shows promise as a strategy for extending safe driving. However, results on the extent of self-regulatory practices...