BGU’s Study of Drivers Over 65 in LA Times
March 3, 2011
Many drivers over the age of 65 would prefer to call themselves “experienced” rather than “elderly.” Nevertheless, a new study from BGU’s Laboratory for Human Factors in Road Safety finds that this group is half as likely to see pedestrians on the sidewalk due to a limited field of view, and tend to compensate by driving more slowly.
This driving safety study was published in Accident Analysis and Prevention, and the results have been covered by many media outlets including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Israel21C and The Jerusalem Post. Read the full story and be sure to watch for pedestrians when you’re driving.