Our last post covered some statistical insights into older drivers and vehicle safety. Although younger drivers cause more accidents than elders, the rate of crashes does increase as drivers pass age 80. Drivers over age 85 are often in accidents that involve catastrophic injuries or fatalities.
In response to concerns about the increasing risks that face elder drivers, states have begun to implement a variety of different safety measures. This post will look at some approaches.
To start with, one expert lays a conceptual foundation by pointing out that age is less important than health conditions. The problems that lead to impaired driving abilities tend to increase with age-but age itself is not the essential problem.