The Better Driving Study

RESEARCH STUDY

TRIAL OF DRIVING INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE SKILLS IN OLDER ADULTS

Researchers at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and The University of New South Wales are seeking older adults as research volunteers to trial driving interventions to improve driving in later life.

This study will be suited to you if:

  • You are aged over 65
  • have a current drivers license and drive regularly
  • plan to keep driving

What would happen if I took part in the research project?

The study will run for 24 months and if you decide to take part you would:

  • Have your vision, memory and reactions tested at NeuRA and have an on the road driving test through a pre-determined route. Follow up assessments will occur at 3, 12 and 24 months.
  • Be randomly allocated to one of three driving skills refresher programs: 1) classroom education 2) classroom education and tailored feedback and action planning on your driving skills 3) classroom education, tailored feedback and action planning on your driving skills and 2 on the road driving lessons with a trained instructor
  • Keep monthly driving diaries

No impact on license – research only

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Contact

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study please contact

Email: betterdriving@neura.edu.au

Phone: 02 9399 1134

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