Tag: Age

  • April 19th, 2024

The aging of the population in the United States (U.S.), particularly the “baby boomers,” is bringing about new challenges to maintaining safe mobility for older adults that are well recognized in the transportation community. As research continues to better understand and respond to these challenges, three complementary and interdependent goals have emerged: 1) to help […]

  • March 31st, 2018

Today’s older Americans enjoy a level of mobility and an active lifestyle that far outpaces previous generations. Demographic trends indicate that the number and proportion of older Americans have increased dramatically in recent years and will continue to do so. The provision of transportation improvements that will make it easier for older American’s to maintain […]

  • March 13th, 2018

Americans are living longer and driving later in their lives, but newly released numbers show a growing threat to the safety of older motorists. A report released by nonprofit transportation research group TRIP finds fatalities in traffic crashes involving drivers 65 years old or older increased 22 percent from 2012 to 2016. The number of […]

  • February 1st, 2018

The objective of the study was to understand whether young drivers learn more or less quickly to reduce certain types of collisions in the first few years of driving. In addition, the study sought to explore whether young driver accident trends have changed over time possibly as a result of demographic, societal or technological advances.

  • November 16th, 2017

Graduated driver licensing (GDL) has reduced crash rates among 16- and 17-years-olds. In view of the well-documented effectiveness of GDL, some advocates have begun pushing to extend GDL requirements to those who begin driving at 18 and older. An optimal GDL system involves three license stages: a mandatory 12-month learner period requiring supervision by a […]

  • September 8th, 2017

As summer comes to a close, keeping back-to-school safety top-of-mind will ensure a successful and productive school year. Whether you’re gathered around the dinner table or driving to the mall, it’s always a good time to start the conversation with your children and continue it year-round. Now is a great time to review back-to-school safety […]

  • July 28th, 2017

On Monday, July 31, NHTSA will host a #HeatstrokeKills Tweetup to help raise awareness about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke. Vehicular heatstroke kills a child in the United States every nine days. Since 1998, there have been 726 deaths, 26 already this year. Each loss is 100-percent preventable. It’s time to stop vehicular heatstroke from […]

  • July 26th, 2017

Children 14 years and under, and particularly those under age 10, are at greater risk for a fall when on wheels because they have a higher center of gravity, are less developed physically and have poor balance compared to adults. They also have slower reactions and are less coordinated than adults, leading to being less […]