ELDERLY DRIVERS AND SPECIAL TRAFFIC PROBLEMS

This information is summarized from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 'Status Report,' Vol 27, No. 6 May, 1992. A Canadian study reported that elderly drivers pose no special traffic safety problems in terms of numbers, proportions, and costs of accidents and claims in which they are involved.' These findings are similar to that of an IIHS study. Drivers older than 75 comprise only a small portion of the U.S. driving public and drive relatively infrequently, so most of the crash problem still lies with younger drivers. The Canadian study showed that the elderly had the best per driver crash rates of any age group at 4.2 crashes per 100 licensed drivers, and, based on travel, seniors' crash rate was 20% worse than that of the group with the best record.

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    TranSafety Incorporated

    P.O. Box 10735
    Burke, VA  United States  22009

    TranSafety Incorporated

    P.O. Box 10735
    Burke, VA  United States  22009
  • Publication Date: 1992-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 7-8
  • Serial:
    • TRANSAFETY REPORTER
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: TranSafety, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0884-612X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 1 1993 12:00AM