This study aims to explore the properties of the senior citizens of Taiwan; their living and their needs of going out. Through using the software "SPSS12.0" to build the model of this research to do confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis and satisfaction analysis, we can understand the influence caused by several dimensions on people's intention to go out by medical electric scooters. It can also be used in the research of evaluating the elder's needs, necessity and satisfaction of going out by land. The results can be served as the reference for future development and implement of traffic management strategy and the design of quality assessment as well. Nowadays, medical electric scooters belong to medical assistive devices. However, there aren't any relative laws of the right of way and has yet constructions of barrier-free space have yet to be completed. The government should attach more importance to this problem and strike a balance between the elder's needs for using medical electric scooters and the road traffic safety. According to the overall analysis, the conclusions are as following: by the collection of relevant documents and the direct distribution of questionnaire survey, we find that there are five dimensions of the factors that will significantly influence the elder and the disabled's willingness to go out by medical electric scooters. In the future, the government should give priority to the minority groups when legislating and create a safer environment for them.
Win Chin Lee, Tatung University, Taiwan
Yi Jung Lee, Tatung University, Taiwan
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