Road design and older drivers

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There used to be a saying that road designs were a function of the road, the vehicle and the driver. It now appears that there are different types of driver, and some standards are appearing which suggest different values for design when the driver type is an “older driver” (ref. 2439) or a member of the “aging population” (ref.2441). It appears the USA document was first published in 1998.

 

References
Ref. 2441 USA, Handbook for designing roadways for the aging population 2014 , FHWA, 2014
Ref. 2439 Austroads, Road safety environment and design for older drivers, 2000

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About roadnotes

Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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