Vulnerable road user groups: a review of younger drivers, motorcyclists and older drivers

  • James Freeman, Bridie Scott-Parker, Ides Wong, Narelle Haworth
  • Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, January 2012, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.3402/vgi.v3i0.14889

A review of vulnerable road user groups

What is it about?

Around the world, it is well recognised that young drivers, motorcyclists and older drivers are vulnerable road users. If we consider their proportion of the driving population, these groups are over-represented in the crash statistics.

Why is it important?

This article summarises what we know about personal and environmental factors that increase crash risks for each of these groups, and flags potential areas of future research.


Dr Bridie Scott-Parker
University of the Sunshine Coast

The influences of age and the level of driving/riding experience are relevant to each of these road user groups, and recommendations are made regarding ways to improve road safety for young drivers, motorcyclists and older drivers.

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