An explorative study on the sufficiency of the Irish road regulations for powered mobility users

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323951
Title:
An explorative study on the sufficiency of the Irish road regulations for powered mobility users
Authors:
Selvaseelan, Jerry
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Citation:
Selvaseelan, Jerry. An explorative study on the sufficiency of the Irish road regulations for powered mobility users. Dublin. Health Service Executive. July 2014.
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North Central
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323951
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
The aims of this study were to explore the sufficiency of the current Irish road regulations for powered mobility users when compared to those of UK, Sweden, South Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and gather user perspectives of powered mobility users of clients within the Dublin North Central area of the HSE and IWA (Irish Wheelchair Association) service users.This study used mixed methodology to gather user preferences and opinions from participants from the community and IWA service users and liaised with government transport officials of 5 other countries to compare their published road regulations for PM users with those of Ireland. The study results confirm and validate the hypothesis that the current Irish regulations for powered mobility users are highly deficient when compared to some other countries and that clear regulations are urgently required and submitted 10 key initial recommendations to the Department of Transport in March 2013. Recommendations were made to introduce legislation in specific areas of classification, status of user, driving location, registration/ licensing/ insurance requirements, speed limits, legal implications for rash/ negligent driving and for the new legislation/ road regulations to be made available to the public as soon as possible. Recommendation has also been made to the RSA Statistics department to immediately commence collection of separate collision data involving powered mobility vehicles in Ireland for future policy development in this field.
Keywords:
ROAD SAFETY; DISABILITY EQUIPMENT; LEGISLATION; VEHICLE; TRAFFIC REGULATION; POLICY FORMULATION
Local subject classification:
MOBILITY; DISABILITIES; OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSelvaseelan, Jerryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T08:24:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-30T08:24:31Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationSelvaseelan, Jerry. An explorative study on the sufficiency of the Irish road regulations for powered mobility users. Dublin. Health Service Executive. July 2014.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323951-
dc.descriptionThe aims of this study were to explore the sufficiency of the current Irish road regulations for powered mobility users when compared to those of UK, Sweden, South Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and gather user perspectives of powered mobility users of clients within the Dublin North Central area of the HSE and IWA (Irish Wheelchair Association) service users.This study used mixed methodology to gather user preferences and opinions from participants from the community and IWA service users and liaised with government transport officials of 5 other countries to compare their published road regulations for PM users with those of Ireland. The study results confirm and validate the hypothesis that the current Irish regulations for powered mobility users are highly deficient when compared to some other countries and that clear regulations are urgently required and submitted 10 key initial recommendations to the Department of Transport in March 2013. Recommendations were made to introduce legislation in specific areas of classification, status of user, driving location, registration/ licensing/ insurance requirements, speed limits, legal implications for rash/ negligent driving and for the new legislation/ road regulations to be made available to the public as soon as possible. Recommendation has also been made to the RSA Statistics department to immediately commence collection of separate collision data involving powered mobility vehicles in Ireland for future policy development in this field.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE) Dublin North Centralen_GB
dc.subjectROAD SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITY EQUIPMENTen_GB
dc.subjectLEGISLATIONen_GB
dc.subjectVEHICLEen_GB
dc.subjectTRAFFIC REGULATIONen_GB
dc.subjectPOLICY FORMULATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherMOBILITYen_GB
dc.subject.otherDISABILITIESen_GB
dc.subject.otherOCCUPATIONAL THERAPY-
dc.titleAn explorative study on the sufficiency of the Irish road regulations for powered mobility usersen_GB
dc.typeStudyen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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