Åtgärder för äldre bilförare: effekter på trafiksäkerhet och mobilitet

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Satu Heikkinen
Tania Dukic
Alena Höye
Fridulv Sagberg

The report describes and evaluates traffic safety measures for older drivers in Norway. Firstly, a literature review with a focus on current resarch since the year 2000 gives an overall picture of existing measures. Secondly, a review of existing and possible self-evaluation tests is made. Thirdly, the literature review and the review of self-evalution tests forms the basis for evaluating the effects of measures on traffic safety, mobility, safe mobility and viability. Seven measures of action which could be implemented in Norway are presented.

  • The current Norwegian driving licence policy of mandatory medical certificates for car drivers 70 years old and older should be evaluated
  • The current Norwegian policy with restricted driving licences should be evaluated
  • Education and training for older drivers should continue and develop to increase the effects on safe mobility
  • Self-evaluation tests should be implemented step-by-step and their use should be evaluated
  • Dissemination of checklists and advice to older drivers to facilitate choosing a car beneficial to safe mobility should be stimulated
  • A separate signal phase for left turning vehicles in intersections regulated by traffic lights, possibly complemented by a separate lane should when possible be introduced
  • Complex intersections without traffic lights should when possible be turned into roundabouts

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