As a Group, Older Drivers Are Typically Safe Drivers*

According to AARP Driver Safety, accidents involving older adult’s decreases as age increases. Research attribute this decline to self-imposed limitations such as driving fewer miles, avoiding night driving, rush-hour traffic and other difficult conditions.

Older Driver Statistics:
  • Older drivers, especially after age 75, have a higher risk of being involved in a collision for every mile they drive
  • The rate of fatalities increases slightly after age 65 and significantly after age 75 due to increased inability to withstand the physical trauma that often occurs with age.
*Information based on a publication and research conducted by The Hartford and MIT Age Lab.

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