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The elderly in road traffic

A new study by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) confirms a significant correlation between the lifestyle of elderly drivers and the risk of accidents. A total of six lifestyle groups were identified, which differ considerably in terms of accident involvement and expectations relevant to road safety. According to this, the accident risk of senior citizens increases with an active lifestyle that is associated with the desire for variety. The current SENIORLIFE study by BASt provides new findings on this subject, which can be used as a basis for addressing elderly people at greater risk in road traffic in a targeted and effective manner in the future.

  • Contact

    Federal Highway Research Institute
    Brüderstraße 53
    D-51427 Bergisch Gladbach
    Info-Service
    Telephone: 0049 2204 43-9101
    Fax: 0049 2204 43-2550
    info@bast.de

  • Reports

    BASt's reports are almost entirely in German. Each report includes an english abstract. You can find the complete report by following the link to ELBA on the report's page.