Senior Mobility Awareness Symposium Brief

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National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) hosted a symposium designed to increase awareness of the mobility challenges faced by seniors and offer state-of-the-art solutions to those individuals who are striving to address such challenges on a daily basis. Challenges include driving at night, in complex or high-traffic situations, or at highway speeds, as well as any required walking and handling of packages once the destination is reached. Additionally, as drivers begin to restrict driving to avoid such situations or cease driving altogether, the challenges increase in terms of finding accessible and affordable living and personal mobility options that will permit them to perform all the necessary and leisure activities important to maintaining healthy and satisfying lives.

Senior drivers, Mobility