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Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen | Published June 27, 2015 - Deadline August 20, 2015
So far, support all road safety relevant findings on the accident risk of older drivers and drivers in cross-sectional analyzes. On this basis, national and international publications document an increased distance-related accident risk of older drivers from around 75 years. So far not been explored, the individual developments mobility-related and traffic safety-related characteristics of older car drivers Female and male. Thus, the important insight into the dynamics of change processes is lacking. This also applies to the question of when age-related traffic safety-related changes occur exactly, how long does it take to be formed certain behavioral adaptations and through which internal or external factors initiated these. The aim is to pursue the development of safety-related traffic and mobility-related characteristics of seniors in the context of a longitudinal study over a period of 5 years. It should be examined what personal changes (eg diseases, medication, expectations, attitudes.) And what changes in their life circumstances (objective life situation) and the traffic environment affect when and how on mobility behavior and the risk of accidents of this target group. Here, a time period should be defined, which is probably as a transition to an increased risk of accidents. According to previous knowledge, such a transition from an age of about 70 years will take place. The interpretation of the results of this study should be geared, inter alia, to the role of mobility-related self-regulation of older motorists and drivers.