Mitigating Storefront Crashes Involving Older Drivers
A Podcast From the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” Show
Today’s Guest: Robert Reiter, co-founder of the Storefront Safety Council
The Storefront Safety Council was launched in 2011 to reduce the number of vehicle-into-building crashes. These mostly preventable accidents are injuring and killing Americans where they work, play, shop, and eat.
The Storefront Safety Council is comprised of professional volunteers from a variety of backgrounds who are passionate about ending vehicle-into-building crashes. Founding members include experts in perimeter security, parking, personal injury law, risk management, architecture and related professions and industries.
Listen in to the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” Show as Matt Gurwell speaks with Robert Reiter, founder of the Storefront Safety Council, about how and why older drivers sometimes confuse the brake and gas pedals and end up running into storefronts, and how these types of crashes can be avoided.
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Show Notes for “The Storefront Safety Council” Episode:
01:55 Just what is the Storefront Safety Council?
03:15 When and why was the Storefront Safety Council created?
05:30 Statistics on strorefront crashes
08:10 A noticed increase amongst younger drivers and storefront crashes
08:24 Distracted driving and storefront crashes
09:10 Older drivers and storefront crashes
09:44 Older drivers and pedal misapplication
11:50 Updating parking lot designs and safeties
15:12 Pedestrian safety in parking lots
16:32 Parking lots are very dangerous places for everyone
17:41 Keeping Us Safe’s “Self-Assessment Program” for older drivers
20:25 We all age differently
21:25 Self-driving cars and parking lot safety
23:55 Building codes as a tool to reduce storefront crashes
24:45 Blogpost: “Airbags and Older Driver Safety”
25:12 Blogpost: “Preventing Parking Lot Tragedies Involving Older Drivers”
Visit the Storefront Safety Council website at www.storefrontsafety.org