Nov 15, 2018 · Older adult drivers are less likely to drink and drive than other adult drivers. 7 In 2017, only 6% of drivers ages 75+ years involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, compared with 27% of drivers ages 21-24 years. Be a Safe Driver Maybe you already know that driving at night, on the highway, or in bad weather is a problem for you. Some older drivers also have problems when yielding the right of way, turning (especially making left turns), changing lanes, passing, and using expressway ramps. Safe driving tips.
Jan 01, 2000 · More adults aged 65 and older will be driving in the next few decades. Many older drivers are safe behind the wheel and do not need intensive testing for Cited by: 95. Older drivers have a lifetime of driving experience behind them and deeply value the independence and mobility that driving provides. Preparing for the conversation with We Need to Talk, a free online seminar developed jointly with the Hartford and MIT AgeLab, can help guide you through what steps to take. Beyond providing you with tools to Author: Kyle Rakow.
Older adult drivers. According to the CDC, every day in the U.S. around 20 adults over the age of 65 are killed in motor vehicle crashes, and nearly 800 are injured. Involvement in fatal crashes increases among drivers ages 70 – 74 and is the highest among drivers 85 years and older who are more susceptible to injury. Author: Saba, Ann H. Adult drivers, 25 – 64; Older drivers, 65 and over; Within in these categories, older drivers are 73% more likely to die from their injuries than young drivers, and 17 times more likely to die following an accident than those aged 24 to 64.