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Document ID (ISN)111577
CIS number 11-0265
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Duke J., Guest M., Boggess M.
Title Age-related safety in professional heavy vehicle drivers: A literature review
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.42, No.2, p.364-371. 53 ref.
Abstract With Australia facing a looming shortage of heavy vehicle drivers, the question is raised as to whether it is desirable or prudent to encourage older professional heavy vehicle drivers to remain in the transport sector for longer, or to recruit drivers of a younger age. A limited number of studies reported age-specific accident rates for heavy vehicles for the spectrum of driver age that included drivers younger than 27 years and those over 60 years of age. Heavy vehicle drivers younger than 27 years of age demonstrated higher rates of accident/fatality involvement which decline and plateau until the age of 63 years where increased rates were again observed. Other contributing factors to heavy vehicle accidents include long hours and subsequent sleepiness and fatigue, employer safety culture, vehicle configuration, urbanization and road classification.
Descriptors (primary) trucks; drivers cabs; age-linked differences; road transport; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; older workers; young persons; causes of accidents; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Older workers
Young workers
Road transportation