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Accession Number PB2013-101708
Title Validity and Usability of a Safe Driving Behavior Measure for Older Adults.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 81p
Personal Author C. Velozo D. Lanford S. Classen S. Winter Y. Wang
Abstract With the aging of the Baby Boomers and ensuing Gray Tsunami in Florida leading the USA, older drivers who are unfit to drive must be identified. The gold standard on-road test is expensive, sophisticated, not available to many older drivers, and can only be validly conducted by a certified driver rehabilitation specialist of whom we have about 500 in the nation. To overcome these limitations, we have developed the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure (FTDS, previously known as the Safe Driving Behavior Measure or SDBM), a free web-based tool ready for use by certified driver rehabilitation specialists (CDRS), occupational therapy practitioners, other health care professionals, and the caregivers/family members of older drivers. The study used mixed methods, including item response theory, to refine self-report and proxy versions of a screening tool measuring driving behavior of older adults, the SDBM.
Keywords Driver behavior
Elderly persons
Fitness to Drive Screening Measure (FTDS)
Older drivers
Traffic safety

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 85D - Transportation Safety
85H - Road Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Transportation Research Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number BDK77-977-17

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