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How likely are older drivers to get in an accident?

This answer is based on a publication and research conducted by The Hartford and MIT AgeLab:

Accidents involving older drivers often call attention to the issue of older adults and driving safety. The facts alone may seem confusing. Statistics actually indicate that most older adults are safe drivers, with high safety belt use and few citations for speeding, reckless driving or alcohol-related charges. However, medical conditions, medication usage and reduced physical function can increase the risk of accidents and injury among older adults. Factor in the sense of independence that driving represents for older adults to understand why driving safety for older adults is an emotionally-charged topic.

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