Risk Factors in Road Crossing Among Elderly Pedestrians and Readiness to Adopt Secure Behavior

Comparison Between a Main City and a Peripheral City

Elderly pedestrians are much more susceptible to being injured or killed in a car accident (The National Authority of Road Safety, 2002). Studies identified several factors involved in this phenomenon (for example, Oxley et al., 1995), relating either to the physical health of the elderly person, such as deterioration in hearing and in eyesight, or to psychological and cognitive conditions, such as poor decision making, difficulty in processing complex information, and difficulty in risk assessment.

The current study intends to broaden the understanding of the factors involved in the risk taking procedure of the older pedestrian, and to identify factors related to the elderly person's willingness to adopt preventive behavior in this area.

Filed in: Health, Crashes and Safety, International

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