Older road users -- a group with several faces
|Coordinator||Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 8 305 758|
|Project duration||April 2000 - September 2011|
Purpose and goal
Older road users -- a group with several facesThis 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
Results and expected 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.
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.