The majority of older adults rate themselves as excellent drivers though one in four had a wreck in the previous five years.
Gap Exists Between Seniors’ Opinion of Driving Ability and Performance — National (05/29/2019)Source: Association
Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older Americans — National (03/13/2018)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This report from TRIP, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that conducts technical research related to surface transportation, provides key data related to older driver safety and discusses strategies for improving safety.
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns — Minnesota (12/01/2017)Source: Association
This guidebook, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, provides guidance to local agency staff on responding to concerns expressed by members of the public regarding community traffic safety.
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing Volume 3 — District of Columbia (04/01/2017)Source: US Department of Transportation
This volume updates the information presented in 2003 (Summary of Medical Advisory Board Practices in the United States).
Exploration of Older Drivers’ Speeding Behavior — National (10/01/2016)Source: Association
Speeding increases crash risk and resulting injury severity. Older drivers are at increased risk of injury due to frailty, at increased risk of crashing due to slower reaction times compared to younger drivers.
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities — Pennsylvania (11/10/2015)Source: Association
A blog for Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities.
Mature Motorists Worse at Texting and Driving, Study Shows — National (12/18/2014)Source: Association
An interdisciplinary research team has made a surprising discovery: Older, more mature motorists-who typically are better drivers in many circumstances-are much worse than their younger counterparts when texting while driving.
Study: Aging Drivers Crash Less Often Than Earlier Generations — National (02/20/2014)Source: News
This article reports on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s findings that drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations.
Driving Errors Increase with Age Among Older Drivers: Blind-spot Errors Most Common Mistake — National (06/22/2011)Source: Association
Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study.
Elderly Drivers Support Competency Tests — National (05/28/2011)Source: Association
Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found that a majority support age-based competency tests.