The 10 Safest States for Senior Drivers

Everyone faces some hazards behind the wheel of a car, but research shows that driving becomes inherently risky with age. As it turns out, where you live can also have a significant effect on safety for senior motorists. Unsurprisingly, drivers in big cities face different challenges than those in rural areas – but a new study suggests that a senior’s risk of being involved in a deadly crash can also vary by state.

Our Safest States for Senior Drivers were selected by comparing the number fatal collision victims aged 65 years or older in a state with that age group’s share of the state population. Sources included the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau.