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Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians

  title={Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians},
  author={Loren K. Staplin and Kathy H. Lococo and Stanley R Byington and David L. Harkey},
This project updated, revised, and expanded the scope of the "Older Driver Highway Design Handbook" published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1998. The resulting document incorporates new research findings and technical developments; extensive feedback from State, county, and municipal engineers who reviewed and applied recommendations from the earlier version of the Handbook; and recommendations with supporting background material for aspects of modern roundabouts and highway… 

Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plan: Recommendations for Research and Product Development

Pedestrian fatalities continue to be a major highway safety problem in the U.S., with pedestrians accounting for approximately 12 percent of all traffic‐related deaths. This report is based on a

Critical review and analysis of the impact of the physical infrastructure on the driving ability, performance, and safety of older adults.

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  • Medicine, Psychology
    The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 2008
In laboratory studies since 1999, the interventions lacked applicability to real-life driving environments and further investigation of the effectiveness of best practice interventions and how the driving environment can better accommodate the needs of older drivers is needed.

Evaluation of Work Zone Design Features to Aid Older Drivers

The results of a study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of selected work zone design guidelines from the Federal Highway Administration’s Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians indicate that the design features evaluated were effective in changing driver expectations, which may improve highway safety.

The Impact of Intersection Design on Simulated Driving Performance of Young and Senior Adults

The findings suggest that both young and older drivers may benefit from roadways with safety features recommended by the FHWA guidelines as indicated by the increased lateral control of the vehicle when negotiating these intersections.

Crash and injury risk of older pedestrians and identification of measures to meet their mobility and safety needs

The contributing factors to crash and injury risk are discussed, with a focus on the effects of functional and health declines on road crossing skills and a number of measures to improve the safe mobility of older pedestrians are identified.


Older pedestrians and cyclists are vulnerable road users. The first section of this review provides an outline of the problem, discussing the contributing factors to increased crash and injury risk

Michigan's Senior Driver Showcase Corridor: Implementation of Low-Cost Safety Improvements for Senior Drivers

This article describes a "showcase corridor" that was developed by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Federal Highway Administration and AAA Michigan to highlight specific

Evaluation of Michigan’s Engineering Improvements for Older Drivers

In 2004, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) began a comprehensive program to implement engineering countermeasures to address the needs of older drivers. The countermeasures included

Human Factors Literature Reviews on Intersections, Speed Management, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, and Visibility

This report summarizes the development and content of a compendium and summary of human factors research supporting the Integrated Program for the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model and Safety