Tag: Age

  • May 15th, 2016

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 […]

  • March 1st, 2016

Older drivers at work bring extensive skills, knowledge, and experience built over the course of a lifespan. Research shows that older drivers are more likely than their younger counterparts to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seat belt and complying with speed limits. However, those age 55 and older have twice the risk of […]

  • December 16th, 2015

Advanced in-vehicle technologies have been proposed as a potential way to keep older adults driving for as long as they can safely do so, by taking into account the common declines in functional abilities experienced by older adults. The purpose of this report was to synthesize the knowledge about older drivers and advanced in-vehicle technologies, […]

  • December 2nd, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published new data today that show a record-high 214.3 million licensed drivers in the U.S., including a 95.9 million aged 50 or older in 2014. This is an increase of 2.4 million over the previous ear. these new figures support U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s “Beyond […]

  • October 19th, 2015

Nearly one-third of young drivers killed in traffic crashes have alcohol in their system; new PSA depict drinking and driving as the ultimate party foul. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens in America, and almost half of teens killed in crashes are the drivers themselves. Despite a minimum legal drinking […]

  • March 25th, 2015

Distractions — including chatting with a passenger, texting and grooming — were factors in nearly 60 percent of moderate-to-severe teen crashes reviewed in a study funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and conducted by the University of Iowa. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had estimated that distraction played a role in 14 […]