Age-Related Differences in Street-Crossing Safety Before and After Older Pedestrians' Training


International accident statistics indicate that elderly pedestrians make up an extremely vulnerable road-user group. In France, more than half of all pedestrians killed on the road are over 65 years old, whereas this age group represents less than 15% of the population. Although for many seniors, walking is the major way of getting around, there are surprisingly no studies on improving the safety of elderly pedestrians through training. The present study was aimed at contributing to this issue. The objective was to develop and assess a behavior-training program aimed at enhancing the safety of elderly pedestrians via simulator-based training in street crossing.

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