Show simple item record Smith, Glenys A. Porter, Michelle M Cull, Andrew W. Mazer, Barbara Myers, Anita M. Naglie, Gary Bedard, Michel Tuokko, Holly A. Vrkljan, Brenda H. Gelinas, Isabelle Marshall, Shawn C. Rapoport, Mark J. 2019-04-02T17:18:21Z 2019-04-02T17:18:21Z 2016-06 2019-04-02T15:16:54Z en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if season or weather affected the objectively measured trip distances of older drivers (≥ 70 years n=279) at seven Canadian sites. During winter, for all trips taken, trip distance was 7% shorter when controlling for site and whether the trip occurred during the day. In addition, for trips taken within city limits, trip distance was 1% shorter during winter and 5% longer during rain when compared to no precipitation when controlling for weather (or season respectively), time of day, and site. At night, trip distance was about 30% longer when controlling for season and site (and weather), contrary to expectations. Together these results suggest that older Canadian drivers alter their trip distances based on season, weather conditions and time of day, although not always in the expected direction. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This study was funded by a Team Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) entitled “The CIHR Team in Driving in Older Persons (Candrive II) Research Program” (grant 90429). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Journal on Aging en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
dc.title Seasonal and Weather Effects on Older Adults’ Driving Trip Distances en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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