Predictors of driving exposure and avoidance in a field study of older drivers from the state of Maryland

Publication:  Accident; Analysis and Prevention
Lab/University:  Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Author:  Vance DE, Roenker DL, Cissell GM, Edwards JD, Wadley VG, Ball KK

This study looked at a field sample of 4,234 Maryland drivers, 55 years of age and older. A performance-based assessment showed that cognitive functioning had direct effects on both driving exposure and driving avoidance; physical functioning did not have a direct effect on driving exposure or avoidance.