≪Organizer Abstract≫
In fast ageing societies, safety and mobility of elderly people is increasingly recognized as taking priority over other issues in traffic safety. Elderly road user will soon no longer constitute a minority group, and already existing heterogeneity of elderly people is expected to increase. Research on safety and mobility of elderly people includes wide range of issues such as cognition, medical and psychosocial factors relating to injury prevention, crash avoidance and better quality of life. Psychological expertise is expected to make an important contribution in close cooperation with other disciplines such as automotive technology, traffic engineering and medicine.
Presenters based in Australia, Germany, Japan and Sweden will orient their contributions towards relevant issues such as the impact of availability of various transport modes to elderly people, road user cognition and crash risk, driver licensing, road user training, and mobility-related intervention.
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