Safe mobility for an
ageing population
Naomi Baster
Policy & Research Officer
PACTS
Naomi Baster
Policy and Research Officer, PACTS
[email protected]
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Based on the PACTS report
It’s my choice
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Available to download at: www.pacts.org.uk
PACTS
• Associate Parliamentary Group and registered charity
• Membership organisation
• To protect human life through the promotion of
transport safety for the public benefit.
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
1. The ageing population is a long term trend
UK population by age groups and gender (absolute numbers)
http://esa.un.org/wpp/population-pyramids/population-pyramids.htm
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
2. An ageing population is significant for the road safety community
a. Risk
Fatalities per million population by road user type and age: GB, 2011
http://assets.dft.gov.uk/statistics/releases/road-accidents-and-safety-annual-report-2011/rrcgb2011-01.pdf Chart 2.
b. Transport is vital for quality of life
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
3. We need to find new ways of supporting safe mobility
a. Where people live and how they travel
Maps showing median age by local area: 1992, 2012 and 2033
http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/HTMLDocs/dvc5/agemap.html
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
3. We need to find new ways of supporting safe mobility
Questions
a. Where people live and how they travel
http://www.aeneas-project.eu/docs/AENEAS_StudyTourCatalogue.pdf
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
3. We need to find new ways of supporting safe mobility
Questions
a. Where people live and how they travel
‘The Independent Transportation
Network allows older people to
maintain their independence and their
dignity. With safe transportation, older
adults remain vital to the economic and
social health of their communities.
Mobility empowers them. They stay
connected to family, friends and
community. Businesses retain their
valuable customers, and more
importantly, adult children find relief
from a daunting and complex
problem.’
http://itnamerica.org/what-we-do
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
3. We need to find new ways of supporting safe mobility
b. Older drivers
Full car driving licence holders by age: Great Britain, 1975/76 to 2010
http://www.dft.gov.uk/statistics/tables/nts0201
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
Conclusions and recommendations
1. A long term trend = planning and long term regard
‘We aim to make people dream of moving to Manchester when they retire, and we
are confident we can make this a great place to grow older.’
Manchester: A Great Place to Grow Older 2010-2020. Manchester’s Strategy for Ageing.
2. Significant for road safety = think about both risk & quality of life
‘The ITN understands that older people want to do much more than go to the
doctor or the market. For example, members use the service to attend senior
college, to get their hair done, to shop at the mall, and to go out on dates.’
http://www.itnamerica.org/
3. Supporting safe mobility = prioritise basic measures, develop
new, innovative measures.
‘Despite the technological evolution of transport, the best selling
means of travel in the 21st century remains shoes.’
http://www.aeneas-project.eu/docs/AENEAS_StudyTourCatalogue.pdf Page 9.
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Naomi Baster, PACTS
Road Safety GB National Conference
November 2012
Naomi Baster
Policy and Research Officer, PACTS
[email protected]
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Based on the PACTS report
It’s my choice
Safer mobility for an ageing population
Available to download at: www.pacts.org.uk