Traffic Safety Facts: Older Population
For the purposes of this fact sheet, the term older—in relation to population, drivers, occupants, and nonoccupants—refers to people 65 and older. In this fact sheet, the 2014 older population information is presented in the following order.
In 2014, there were 5,709 people 65 and older killed and an estimated 221,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Elderly people made up 17% of all traffic fatalities and 9% of all people injured in traffic crashes during the year.