Subject Area

Sociology

Description

This study advances the understanding of older driver’s perceptions on their driving abilities. It focuses on examining a deeper and more detailed understanding of the different challenges the elderly are experiencing, in respect to driving and retention of their license. Additionally, it is important for others (such as family, doctors, social workers etc.) to interact with the elderly and assist them in receiving services if they are no longer capable of driving a vehicle, as well as talk with them if they are struggling with giving up their license and consequently their independence. Specifically, the analysis focuses on which gender is a safer driver, if older drivers believe there should be a proper age when driving should be terminated, and what proper steps they take in order to continue their own safety as well as the safety of others on the road. Conclusions underscore the implications for professional practice, policy and research when aging adults who continue to keep a drivers license when they no longer should, placing them in the category of being a concern for society. This sample shows that 83.3% still maintain an active driver’s license. The study shows that older drivers sometimes follow the legal speed limit. Findings from the study include sample shows that maintain an active driver’s license.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

4-21-2009

Type

Article

Format

Text

.pdf

Language

English

Comments

A project based on independent investigation, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Originally written for the Theory Practice Seminar, Providence College, 2009.

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