Drivers 65 and older are just 1/3 as likely as drivers 15 to 24 to cause auto accidents, and not much more likely than drivers 25 to 64 to cause accidents.
Senior Drivers Less Likely Than Youngest Drivers To Cause Accidents, Study Finds — National (07/23/2007)Source: Association
Senior Drivers Aren’t Unsafe Drivers — National (07/19/2007)Source: Association
The article follows up with information on a new study that “found that drivers aged 65 and older are only about 16 percent likelier to cause a crash than drivers aged 25 to 64.”
Evaluation of Two Assessment Tools in Predicting Driving Ability of Senior Drivers — National (03/01/2007)Source: Association
To evaluate Motor Free Visual Perceptual Test (MVPT) and Clock Drawing Task (clock test) as quick assessment tools in predicting driving capability of senior drivers for an on-road driving test.
Driving Cessation: The Perspective of Senior Drivers — National (08/03/2006)Source: Association
An educational intervention to aid older drivers in self‐evaluating driving skills and coping with the driving cessation dilemma is proposed.
Giving Up Driving May Be Express Lane To Long-term Care — National, Maryland (07/19/2006)Source: Association
Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that elders who stay behind the wheel are less likely to enter nursing homes or assisted living centers than those who have never driven or who have given up driving altogether.
Collisions Involving Senior Drivers: High-risk Conditions and Locations — National (07/01/2006)Source: Association
This study was conducted to better understand the characteristics of crashes involving senior drivers 65 and older.
Determining Older Driver Crash Responsibility from Police and Insurance Data — National (08/08/2005)Source: Association
This study aims to determine the extent to which older drivers can be considered responsible for their crashes.
Impact of an Educational Program on the Safety of High-risk Older Drivers — National (04/01/2004)Source: Association
This study was done to determine if an individualized educational program to enhance driver safety skills would reduce the crash rate risk in senior drivers.
Older Driver Safety: A Report from the Older Drivers Project — National (12/03/2003)Source: Association
This report was created out of the growing public concern regarding senior drivers and their crash rates.
Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older Persons — National (06/01/2003)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied the walking speed of older pedestrians, and suggested ways to improve signal timing to improve safety while not increasing congestion.