Mobility Impaired

Mobility Impaired

Evidence:

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NHTSA research on occupant restraint for wheelchair seated drivers

Objectives: To evaluate the state of technology for restraints of wheelchair seated drivers, the restraint characteristics needed to accommodate the occupant and wheelchair, and the user needs for restraints.

  • Author(s): M. Sword
  • Published: Transportation Research Centre Inc, 2007
  • Date Added: 14 Feb 2013
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format

Data gathering on disability and driving statistics: Summary report (PPR287)

Objectives: To estimate the total number of disabled drivers in the UK, their demographics and experience; to estimate the number of adapted vehicles on UK roads, including type and safety of adaptations; and to estimate the number of disabled drivers involved in RTIs in the UK.

  • Author(s): S. Tong, R. Tong, J. Broughton
  • Published: Transport Research Laboratory, 2007
  • Date Added: 14 Feb 2013
  • Format: Web Page Link

Safety and mobility of older road users

Objectives: Compilation of statistics and research to present the facts in relation to older drivers and RTIs. Contains a short section on disabled drivers in Germany.

  • Author(s): J. Kubitzki and T. Janitzek
  • Published: Allianz Deutschland AG and the European Transport Safety Council, 2009
  • Date Added: 14 Feb 2013
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format

Mobility scooters (Ninth report of session 2009-10)

Objectives: To summarise evidence with respect to mobility scooters to determine: whether the legal position regarding use is clear; whether pedestrians and other road users are sufficiently protected by the law; and whether training or guidance on the use of the vehicles is required.

  • Author(s): House of Commons Transport Committee
  • Published: House of Commons Transport Committee, 2010
  • Date Added: 14 Feb 2013
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format