Older Population Traffic Safety Fact Sheet 2015

For the purposes of this fact sheet, the term older—in relation to population, drivers, occupants, and non-occupants—refers to people 65 and older.  In 2015 there were 6,165 people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes in the United States, 18 percent of all traffic fatalities.   Older drivers made up 18 percent of all licensed drivers in 2015 compared to 15 percent in 2006.