By: Hemanth Ramesh December, 16, 2019
According to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2008 to 2017, older male driver fatalities increased by 25%, compared to a 17% increase in older female driver fatalities.
An analysis by Gavop finds that female drivers over the age of 65 were less likely to cause accidents compared to male drivers over the age of 65. For female drivers over the age of 85, 12.41 crashes were reported per 100,000 licensed drivers compared to 34.30 crashes per 100,000 individuals. Compared to younger drivers, senior drivers are more likely to be killed in car crashes where the initial impact point is on the left side (17% vs 11%).