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Author Loughran, David S., 1969-
Title Regulating older drivers : are new policies needed? / David S. Loughran, Seth A. Seabury, Laura Zakaras.
Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Institute for Civil Justice, 2007.

Series Occasional paper
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation)
Subject Drivers' licenses -- United States.
Older automobile drivers -- Government policy -- United States.
Traffic safety -- United States -- Evaluation.
Risk assessment -- United States.
Traffic regulations -- United States.
Automobile Driving.
Risk Assessment.
Risk Reduction Behavior.
Public Policy.
Safety Management.
Accidents, Traffic.
Epidemiologic Measurements.
Social Control Policies.
Risk Management.
Organization and Administration.
Human Activities.
Social Control, Formal.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.
Health Services Administration.
Accident Prevention.
Public Health.
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena.
Age Groups.
Social Sciences.
Statistics as Topic.
Delivery of Health Care.
Environment and Public Health.
Psychiatry and Psychology.
Health Care Economics and Organizations.
Named Groups.
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms.
Epidemiologic Methods.
Quality of Health Care.
Investigative Techniques.
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment.
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation.
Alt Name Seabury, Seth A.,
Zakaras, Laura,
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 23 pages) : illustrations.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 21-23).
Contents Estimating the relative riskiness of older drivers -- The relative riskiness of older drivers -- Policy implications.
Summary Are older drivers posing an increasing risk to the public? If they are, what options should policymakers consider to mitigate that risk? This research offers a new perspective on these questions. Using an innovative approach to estimate the extent to which older drivers are on the road and their riskiness compared with drivers of other age groups, the study finds that older drivers (those 65 and older) are slightly (16 percent) likelier than drivers aged 25 to 64 to cause an accident and that they pose much less risk to the public than do drivers aged 18 to 24, who are nearly three times likelier than older drivers to cause an accident. However, because of their greater frailty, older drivers are much likelier than other drivers are much likelier than other drivers to be seriously injured or killed when involved in an accident. In light of these findings, the authors find little support for the idea that stricter licensing policies targeting older drivers would substantially improve traffic safety.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780833042842 (electronic bk.)
083304284X (electronic bk.)
9780833041944 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0833041940 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 184843773
Additional Format Print version: Loughran, David S., 1969- Regulating older drivers. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Institute for Civil Justice, 2007 9780833041944 0833041940 (DLC) 2007026181 (OCoLC)145732970