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Ready2Drive Survey: Researching Training & Support Needs of Older Drivers

What’s on offer?

The Ready2Drive project at The University of Surrey aims to address the attitudes of individuals aged 60+ about driver training needs as people get older. This proof-of-concept research is developing testing and evaluating relevant scenarios through a video survey, distributed in the UK and its academic contributors come from the Department of Tourism and Transport, The Digital Lab, DIGMY, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Nervtech, who are working on the simulation algorithms for the project. We are inviting members of the public who are aged 60+ to participate in our online video survey, and then join us for a focus group to give their feedback, along with other members of the public who are interested to learn more about these technologies, and our findings.

What’s it about?

Are you 60 years old or older and have a full valid UK driving license? Are you concerned about peoples' attitudes towards older drivers? Do you have ideas of the kinds of training or support you might need to enable you to remain independently driving for longer? Then your experiences and ideas could be really valuable for our interactive Festival of Social Science event!

Support for older drivers in the UK has not yet received enough attention from academics, industry, and policy makers, even though we live in an ageing society. The Ready2Drive project focuses on those 60 years old or older who hold a full valid UK driving license and aims to not only identify training needs but develop digital technology to support them to keep driving confidently.

If you would like to participate in this event, please follow these two steps:

1. Complete our Online Driving Video survey which includes three sessions, taking approx. 30 to 60 minutes. You may complete this online at home at any time during this week until the day of the focus group. Click here to access the survey.

2. Join our Focus Group discussion to discuss how you found the Ready2Drive Online Driving Video survey and any other relevant issues about your driving in the UK. Register for the group via this Eventbrite page.


Who’s leading the event?

This event is organised by the Ready2Drive project team led by Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos, including experts from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey. International experts by the WISE-ACT community, Professor Jaka Sodnik and Dr Kristina Stojmenova from the University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia will also join.

Open to

The online survey is open to UK residents aged 60 or over who hold a full valid driving licence. The focus group event is open to all.

Of particular interest to

Anyone with an interest in digital technologies for supporting drivers, and how best to support an ageing population to keep driving safely in the UK.

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