Regulating Older Drivers: Are New Policies Needed?

The public, insurance companies and policy makers have been concerned about the effects of aging on the ability to drive safely. This paper presents evidence on how much of a threat older drivers actually pose to traffic safety, and discusses the public policy implications of that evidence. The study attempts to answer four questions: (1) What is the likelihood that older drivers will cause a traffic accident as compared to other drivers? (2) How much do older drivers actually drive compared to other drivers? (3) What are older drivers' vulnerabilities when involved in a traffic accident, and how does this compare with other drivers? (4) How much do older drivers take steps, on their own, to mitigate driving risks?


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Occasional Paper
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780833041944
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2007 3:39PM