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Older drivers do not have a high crash risk

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Courtesy Road Safety Observatory:

Key Findings:

  • Different driver age groups cannot be validly compared for crash involvement, if crash rates have been calculated solely on the basis of distance travelled.
  • The present study has shown that after being matched for yearly driving distance, most drivers aged 75 years and above were safer than younger age groups.
  • Only low mileage older drivers (just over 10% of older drivers in the survey) indicated a relatively high self-reported crash rate.


Published: Accid Anal Prev; 38(3): 574-8, 2006

Authors: Langford, J., Methorst, R., & Hakamies-Blomqvist, L.

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