|Document ID (ISN)||111577|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Duke J., Guest M., Boggess M.
||Age-related safety in professional heavy vehicle drivers: A literature review
||Mar. 2010, Vol.42, No.2, p.364-371. 53 ref.
||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.
||trucks; drivers cabs; age-linked differences; road transport; occupational accidents
||Australia; older workers; young persons; causes of accidents; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport