This trend has been occurring since the mid-1990’s, despite the growing number of seniors on the road. These trends have given relief to insurance companies and drivers alike.
Study results found that fatal crash involvement fell 36% for drivers aged 70-74; 46% for drivers 75-79; and 49% for drivers 80 and older from 1997 to 2012. Overall, fatal crash rates fell 42% for older drivers in 15 years. Nonfatal car accidents saw similar declines.
The trend most likely attributed to safer vehicles, generally healthier senior citizens and better access to emergency services and health care.
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