Together with the VIAS Institute, we developed a test specifically for seniors. This test creates awareness among seniors about their behavior in traffic. The 'Senior test' aims to make seniors more aware of their driving habits and identify potential risks. It serves as a tool for self-reflection and also facilitates conversations with family members, friends, or caregivers.

Age should never be the sole measure of driving ability, but we must recognize that some skills necessarily for safe driving, may decline as we age. In a world where mobility is of immense value, represents a positive step toward keeping our older drivers safe and confident on the road.

Driving skills and safety for older drivers

By 2030, 25% of drivers will be over the age of 65. Mobility is of immense value to seniors for their personal independence and mental well-being. Preserving road safety for this group is therefore of crucial importance. VIAS Institute would like to raise awareness of the Senior Test among older individuals in order to keep them mobile (safely) for as long as possible. The test is designed to make them aware of their own driving behavior and provide them with information to make better decisions about when to drive and when to consider alternative means of transportation.

UX Design for the target group

To enhance user-friendliness, the UX design takes into account readability and simple buttons. This self-assessment consists of 15 straightforward questions about driving style and can be completed in less than 5 minutes. The test results are presented using primary colors to indicate the risk profile you fall into. Users can see exactly, question by question, what their risks are in the result. It also provides improvement suggestions to offer seniors actionable insights. The test can be easily taken on a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop.

Data as a benchmark

Because traffic regulations can change, the test is designed in a way that VIAS Institute can manage its questions and answers in the CMS (Content Management System). This also allows modifying the wording of questions if they are found to be unclear.

Furthermore, the (anonymous) completion of the tests provides VIAS Institute with valuable data on how seniors assess their own driving skills. This data is valuable for societal discussions as well as for healthcare professionals and health insurance companies.

Take the test yourself!

Everyone knows an older individual who frequently takes their car for a spin. Engaging in a conversation with them about their driving skills in a fun way is the strength of this test. It's also a moment of reflection for the younger generation. Because, do you score better than your grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, or any other elderly family member? :-)

Take the test yourself

Need to know more? Get in touch.

Kristoffer Dams
Technology director

+32 3 226 34 49
+32 476 43 63 24‬

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