The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded a project to address the safety of seniors on Texas roadways. Over the years of 2010 to 2017, 850 fatal and 2,362 suspected serious crashes involved a driver age 80 or older. The Figure below illustrates the annual number of senior driver fatal and suspected injury crashes and the number of fatal and suspected serious injuries which have increased from 2010 to 2017. The goal of the project is to keep senior drivers safe and driving on Texas roads for as long as possible. Through conducting a crash analysis the project team identified risky factors for seniors, as well as recommendations to keep senior drivers safer.
- Driving for Life: Safety Strategies for Senior Drivers (Brochure)
- Driving for Life – Safety Strategies for Senior Drivers: Intersections (Brochure)
- Driving for Life: Senior Educational Kit
TTI Associate Research Engineer