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1. Report No.
 DOT HS 809 322
2. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

Older Road User Research Plan

5. Report Date
August 2001
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

P. Raymond, R. Knoblauch, M. Nitzburg

8. Performing Organization Report No.


9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Center for Applied Research
9661 Fringe Tree Road
Great Falls, VA 22066-1901

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Research and Traffic Records
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Research Report
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes


16. Abstract

In 1999, the Transportation Research Board convened a meeting to discuss older road user issues. Many research and implementation ideas were generated at that conference, though not all of them fell within NHTSA's mission. In order to identify which research investigations NHTSA should pursue in the coming years, a contract was let to the Center for Applied Research. Under this contract, they conducted a literature review and convened an expert panel meeting to identify which of the research and implementation ideas could be pursued by NHTSA, and how much each investigation would cost. Research problem statements were generated for each topic that was identified as a priority. This report contains a summary of the activities conducted under this contract, as well as the research problem statements. It also contains three potential schemes for conducting the potential research over seven years.

17. Key Words

older driver, research programs, pedestrian, highway safety

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classif. (of this report)


20. Security Classif. (of this page)


21. No. of Pages


22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized