As the older population steps away from driving, they will continue to be mobile and spend an increasing amount of time as passengers either in private cars or on public transport. These aspects of their continuing mobility will play an important part in their continued good health, access to employment and volunteering or contributing to society in other ways. The risks to older passengers (particularly 80+) remain well below those associated with Older Drivers, but their increased frailty does result in higher severity of injury or increased fatality rates than other parts of the population.

Specific studies examining risk to passengers are less readily available, so we are looking to build our library of articles on this topic. You will probably also want to take a look at the Policy Landscape Review and Pillar Studies on Safe Roads and Safe Road Users.


Road Risk and Vulnerable Road User Working Paper

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Date added: 27-03-2020