(2010) The role of education and training in helping older people to travel after the cessation of driving

in Qualitative
Charles Musselwhite, University of the West of England, UK

This paper looks at the potential role of education and training in helping older people to gain confidence in using alternative transport modes when ceasing to drive. It reports on a qualitative piece of research involving 55 older people from the South of England who took part in interviews and focus groups and completed travel diaries. The findings suggest that formal travel information is accessed well, but that there is a dearth of information on more informal aspects of travelling, such as how practically to use a bus. It also identifies emotional and practical support for people ceasing to drive as being important.


International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol.1, No. 2, 197-212, December 2010, ISSN: 2044-5458


Keywords

transport, cessation of driving, emotional support, active travel, public transport