Older drivers are often stereotyped as particularly dangerous to others on the road. But new data contradict that stereotype: Over the past decade, the fatal crash rate for drivers over 70 dropped 37 percent, and for drivers over 80, it’s down by almost half. We explore why older drivers are getting safer behind the wheel.


  • Anne McCartt Senior Vice President for Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Elinor Ginzler Senior Vice President for Livable Communities Strategies, AARP

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