Driving avoidance by older adults: Is it always self-regulation?

  • Published: Accid Anal Prev. 57: p. 96-104, 2013
  • Authors: Molnar, L.J., Eby, D.W., Charlton, J.L., Langford, J., Koppel, S., Marshall, S. & Man-Son-Hing, M.
  • Date Added: 04 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 04 Feb 2014
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The purpose of this study was to examine self-regulatory practices among older adults at multiple levels of driver performance and decision making, taking into account the specific motivations for avoiding particular driving situations or engaging in other driving practices.


Study participants completed a computer-based questionnaire on driving self-regulation.

Key Findings:

This study examined self-regulation of driving among older adults.Results suggest that self-regulation cannot be defined simply by avoiding driving situations.Reasons for driving avoidance were often more closely related to lifestyle or preferences.


Self-regulatory practices; Mobility; Older drivers