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  • Posted October 23, 2020

Middle-aged Drivers Post Higher Crash Rates than Seniors

https://thenewswheel.com/middle-aged-drivers-post-higher-crash-rates-than-seniors/

 

Middle-aged Drivers Post Higher Crash Rates than Seniors

Middle-aged drivers are at a higher risk of a fatal crash than drivers well into their golden years. According to a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers in their 70s posted lower crash rates than middle-aged drivers thanks to innovations in vehicle safety and technology. But that’s not all the senior drivers have over younger drivers, says the IIHS.

“Not only do drivers in their 70s now have fewer fatal crashes per licensed driver, but they also have fewer police-reported crashes per mile traveled than middle-aged drivers,” according to the IIHS.

Study methodology

The study reviewed the driving trends of drivers over the age of 70 and between the ages of 35-54. Specifically, the IIHS examined how many fatal crashes occurred among a total of 100,000 drivers, fatal crashes per vehicle mile, and accidents and fatal crashes per 1,000 reports to police.