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Analysis of Traffic Accidents Caused by Elderly Drivers Considering the Effect of Driving Frequency
Published October 03, 2012 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Authors conducted macro analysis on the characteristics of accidents caused by elderly drivers during day and night respectively. In this analysis, we calculated the normalized ratio based on the number of rear-end collided cases in order to eliminate the effect of the frequency of driving. We revealed, for example, that regarding crossing collisions, the risk of collisions is lower during night than during day, and increases as driver's age increases. We also found that the risk of collisions between elderly drivers and elderly pedestrians is high in case of person-to-vehicle collisions.