Year: 1965 Source: Traffic Safety, v.65, no.2, (1965), p.22-24,35-36 SIEC No: 19841546

Physical limitations due to age are a major factor in traffic accidents involving older pedestrians. Detailed studies of injuries & fatalities of this age group indicate that most accidents occur at intersections with vehicles travelling at low speeds, nighttime & dusk are particularly hazardous, males are more vulnerable & there is little evidence of alcohol or suicide being contributing factors. Suggestions are made for improving the safety of older pedestrians.