Ryzykowni starsi kierowcy: Perspektywa psychologiczna w sytuacji pracy
Rocznik: 2017 Tom: 23 Numer: 1
In this article we present a risk problem of older drivers. Given that the population of aged over 60 years is expected to triple by 2060, the proportion of older drivers will be the fastest growing segment of the driver population. This demographic shift presents itself as a health promotion challenge to assist older adults to remain independent and active contributors to community life for as long as possible. But a group, older drivers are not relatively safe. However, once involved in a crash, they have a greater likelihood of sustaining serious injury or fatalities due to increased fragility. Furthermore, older drivers who experience age-related changes in physical and sensory functioning and who also have a medical condition can be at a heightened risk for motor vehicle crash involvement. Self-regulation of driving behaviour can assist drivers to continue to stay mobile for as long as possible. Drivers may self-regulate their driving by restricting their driving, avoiding certain driving situations or even ceasing driving altogether. Some of the most frequently reported self-regulation behaviours include; avoiding driving at night, driving shorter distances, driving in bad weather, or driving fewer hours per week. Especially described were the speeding low mileage bias and self-regulation strategies.