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Older road users -- a group with several faces

Reference number
Coordinator Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut
Funding from Vinnova SEK 8 305 758
Project duration April 2000 - September 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal


Older road users -- a group with several faces

This is a broad ´theme´ project with the following general aims: (1) To do theoretically well founded research on areas whitin traffic gerontology where we have identified the most obvious ´white areas´ or erronoeous beliefs within the international research literature (such as the issue of older drivers´ accident risk) (2) to continue with a theoretical work contributing to a broad and multidisciplinary integration of the existing scinetific evidence within traffic gerontology (3) to foster a long-term development of Swedish competence within traffic gerontology (4) to contribute to the development of a social psychological research approach within transportation research

Expected results and effects

The results fo the theme project will influence both researchers´ and the society´s view on ageing and transportation and contribute to sustainable, on scientific evidence based policies within the area of transportation.

Planned approach and implementation

The subprojects can be roughly divided into three different areas: epidemiology, studies of skilled performance, and social psychology. This is reflected in the methological choices. Some subprojects are nevertheless multidisciplinary in the sense that they have relevance for several of these areas. The methodological approch is broad: both quantitative and qualitative methods are used, depending on the nature of the subprojects.

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Last updated 25 March 2022

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