Older adult drivers are less likely to drink and drive than other adult drivers. 7 In 2017, only 6% of drivers ages 75+ years involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, compared with 27% of drivers ages 21-24 years. Jan 01, 2000 · More adults aged 65 and older will be driving in the next few decades. Many older drivers are safe behind the wheel and do not need intensive testing for license renewal. Others, however, have Cited by: 95.
Maybe you already know that driving at night, on the highway, or in bad weather is a problem for you. Some older drivers also have problems when yielding the right of way, turning (especially making left turns), changing lanes, passing, and using expressway ramps. Safe driving tips. In 2017, the number of people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes (6,784) made up 18% of all traffic fatalities. Because of the increasing proportion of older drivers on our nation’s roads, NHTSA is dedicated more than ever to promoting safe behaviors of older drivers on our nation’s roads.
AAA Senior Driving AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving for as long as safely possible. We also are committed to promoting viable transportation options for . Older drivers have a lifetime of driving experience behind them and deeply value the independence and mobility that driving provides. Preparing for the conversation with We Need to Talk, a free online seminar developed jointly with the Hartford and MIT AgeLab, can help guide you through what steps to take. Beyond providing you with tools to Author: Kyle Rakow.