A five-part webinar series has been organised to mark the launch of a new digital knowledge hub for older drivers.
OlderMobility.com has been developed by RoadSafe, Road Safety Analysis, the Road Safety Foundation and the RAC Foundation, with funding from the DfT.
The hub contains a library of research evidence for those working in road safety, public health and transport planning – covering issues such as safe roads, safe vehicles and post-crash response.
The hub was due to be launched at a one-day conference in April, which was subsequently cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The launch has now been reconfigured as a five-part webinar series – commencing on Thursday 4 June and running on each of the four following Thursdays.
The webinars will cover new resources developed through the Older Mobility project – as well as looking at wider research to develop understanding of the emerging mobility needs of older citizens.
John Plowman, chairman of the project, said: “In recent years the emphasis in research and among practitioners has often focussed on interventions for drivers.
“By looking at each aspect of this Safe System model we have turned a spotlight on what needs to be done to reduce the risk for older vulnerable road users as well.
“In challenging times, these webinars represent an important opportunity to work across sectors to develop insight and understanding about the challenges of safe mobility for an ageing population.”