Are Older Drivers Safe? Senior Driving Statistics: Older Drivers Versus Younger Drivers

Psychology Today published an article on safety issues regarding older drivers with some facts that may be surprising to some. For instance, older people, particularly women, are more likely to give up driving when concerned about their skills, car insurance rates for drivers older than 75 is lower than that of teenaged drivers and “both the American Academy of Neurology and the Alzheimer’s Association agree that dementia is not a sufficient indicator of driving risk.”