How often are elderly drivers involved in auto accidents in DuPage County? And are older drivers more often the cause of serious traffic collisions than younger adult drivers? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2015 there were approximately 40 million drivers on the road aged 65 and older across the United States. While the CDC emphasizes that retaining a driver’s license can help a senior to “stay independent and mobile,” there are also downsides. To be sure, the risk of being hurt or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as you get older.
What should Lombard drivers know about aging and age-related car accident risks?
Getting the Facts About Older Adults and Traffic Collisions
The CDC provides facts and figures about older adults and traffic collisions, including the following:
Steps to Prevent Elderly Driving Accidents
What steps can seniors take to stay safe behind the wheel? The CDC recommends the following:
Seek Advice from a Lombard Auto Accident Lawyer
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is currently conducting research on older drivers and risk factors for auto accidents known as the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) Study. The researchers hope to gather information about elderly driving dangers and to assess the ways in which age-related issues impact drivers.
In the meantime, if you need help filing an auto accident claim, an experienced DuPage County car accident attorney can assist you. Contact Mevorah Law Offices LLC for more information about the services we provide to clients throughout the area.
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