Posted on February 22, 2023
- In 2020, over 48 million U.S. drivers on the road were 65 or older, a jump of 68% in 20 years. This rise in older drivers means that about 17% of all traffic accident fatalities are seniors. Many factors lead to car accidents for older adults, including typical age-related changes in vision, responsiveness, and reasoning; medications and diseases can also impact skills. So, it’s important to know when it’s time to stop driving—even if it means taking the keys away.