Promoting Safe Transportation among Older Adults: Perspectives and Strategies provides a concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date resource on safe mobility for an aging population. The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding and influencing the behavior of older adults with regard to their safe transportation. It is organized around the professions and disciplines that have a stake in the safe transportation of older adults and the role they play at each stage of their mobility needs. The book also addresses the various strategies that have been used to help keep older adults safe and mobile.
Readers will find great insights on key issues related to aging and mobility, giving them an overarching framework for how to maintain safe mobility into older adulthood. The book enables readers to understand the perspectives of the critical groups of people involved in keeping older people safe and explores existing strategies by which an aging individual can maintain safe mobility.
- Utilizes a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach for examining the complexities of transportation for older adults
- Offers an integrated, overarching narrative for understanding the key issues of safety and mobility in our aging society
- Written by leading transportation and health scholars
- Offers insights into the perspectives of all the stakeholders, such as hands-on transportation and health practitioners, students of varying levels, researchers and policymakers
PART 1: BACKGROUND 1. The problem 2. Driving patterns and behaviors among older adults 3. Use of non-driving transportation options 4. A framework for promoting older adult safe transportation
PART 2: PERSPECTIVES 5. Older adults 6. Family members, friends, and other caregivers 7. Physicians and other health professionals 8. Licensing agencies 9. Law enforcement 10. Professionals who work with older adults 11. Transportation Service Providers 12. State and local governments
PART 3: STRATEGIES 13. In-vehicle and self-driving technologies 14. Roadway design and infrastructure 15. Managing the transition to non-driving
PART 4: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? 16. Conclusion
Appendix A: List of Resources
Lisa J. Molnar is Associate Director and Associate Research Scientist of UMTRI and Associate Director of the ATLAS Center. She is Secretary of the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons, and Chair of the TRB Joint Subcommittee on Senior Mobility Options. Dr. Molnar is co-author of Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society and more than 150 scientific articles, technical reports, and book chapters.
St. Louis, Renée M.
Renée M. St. Louis is Research Area Specialist at UMTRI and Education Coordinator for the ATLAS Center. She has a Master's in Public Health with a focus on motor vehicle injury prevention.