Older drivers get into more accidents than drivers in their 40s, but they aren’t as dangerous as men aged 17-21, according to a UK study.
Gulfport, MS- Which age group are the worst drivers? Are teens more accident prone? Or, are elderly drivers a bigger road hazard? There is the notion that the latter group is more dangerous and cause a lot of accidents, but a recent study which USAttorneys will discuss here found that older drivers aren’t as bad as everyone assumes.
The study, conducted by Swansea University in the UK and reported by BBC, found that drivers over the age of 65 are more hazardous than the safest group which is drivers in their 40s, but they are safer than male drivers aged 17-21.
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Older drivers were more likely to make their mistake when making a right turn or trying to overtake a car. Older drivers were less likely to speed or take other risks young men do, so older drivers are three to four times less likely to be involved in a collision as opposed to younger drivers, according to the BBC.
BBC also reports that older drivers are aware their driving skills are on the decline, so they take steps to compensate. And because they are driver slower, collisions involving senior driver tend to have less impact and are less deadly.
There are approximately 36 million drivers over the age of 65 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, in 2014 older drivers only accounted for one percent of fatal crashes, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports. What’s more, the Swansea study found that older drivers were more likely to be in an accident with another older driver which indicates they are making similar mistakes.
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