Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:55

Middle-Aged Drivers More Likely to Crash Than Those in Their 70s: Study

Written by Christopher Smith, Motor1.com


What's the reason for this trend? IIHS points to safer cars with more advanced safety systems as well as better overall health for older drivers. Changes in infrastructure with regards to road signs and intersections are also thought to be a factor.


As for why the middle-age fatality rate crept higher, IIHS notes a correlation between periods of economic growth and increases in impaired driving, notably due to alcohol. It's theorized that middle-agers indulge in such activities more than others.


It will be interesting to see how 2020 and coronavirus affect these trends; however, that data likely won't be available for at least a couple of years.


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