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Livable Communities

When designing roadways and communities to benefit an aging road user, engineers and planners should consider the natural changes in vision, fitness and flexibility, attention span, and reaction time that occur as we age. For example, making left turns or getting stranded in the crosswalk when the signal changes can be challenging for all road users, and especially more challenging for aging road users. However, it is possible to accommodate the needs of older drivers while enhancing the safety of all road users through the application of roadway design and implementation of proven engineering and safety countermeasures.

As stakeholders, engineers and planners can help support two focus areas in the Safe Mobility for Life Strategic Action Plan – Livable Communities and Mobility Independence. Building roadways and livable communities with Florida’s aging population in mind is critical to the continued safety and mobility of older adults. The resources on this page help support the Coalition’s data-driven approach to eliminating fatalities and serious injuries for Florida’s aging road users. We will be adding more resources and guidance in the near future to directly support engineers and planners. Sign up for our Coalition updates to receive a notification when these resources are available.


eTraffic

FDOT’s State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office developed eTraffic, a GIS based web application, that integrates various FDOT traffic related datasets and is used for data reporting, analysis, and informational purposes. The datasets are reflected as interactive layers that can be activated or deactivated based on the need of the analysis. The Safe Mobility for Life eTraffic layer was developed to support our proactive data-driven approach to eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries for Florida’s aging road users and can be accessed below.




Dashboard

The Safe Mobility for Life Dashboard helps us visualize and analyze crash data for Florida’s aging road users (age 65+) across multiple dimensions, including FDOT Districts, county, age group, and level of injury. The Dashboard is updated annually and reflects the five most recent end-of-year snapshots from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). The data contains crash information on all public roads, and the Coalition processes it to filter crashes with known ages. The Dashboard can also be viewed on the FDOT Traffic Engineering and Operations Office (TEOO) Data Integration Space.

Click here to view the dashboard

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eTraffic Safe Mobility for Life Tab?

What are the layers on the Safe Mobility for Life eTraffic tab? What do they mean?

What are the benefits of using eTraffic to support aging road users?


Sources: FLHSMV Closeout Data (data reflects records with known ages only), BEBR Population Estimates, FLHSMV Licensed Driver Data.

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