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Older Road Users

Older road users walkingThe Office of Safety is committed to providing a safe environment for older road users, including drivers and pedestrians. Practitioners need to consider differences in vision, fitness and flexibility, and reaction time when designing for older drivers and pedestrians. The Office of Safety's Older Road User program addresses the engineering aspects of highway safety.

Crash Facts

As the number of licensed drivers increase in age, it is important for a state or locality to consider the traffic safety facts associated with Older Drivers and Pedestrians. The NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts document offers general older population crash information.

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Engineering Guidance and Training

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Federal and State Older Road User Programs


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Community Resources for Promoting Older Road User Safety

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Articles on Older Road Users and Pedestrians

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