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Despite worries, aging population won’t push up nation’s crash rate

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) recently took a look at the country’s changing demographics to see how insurance claim rates might be affected. Despite the fact that drivers in their 70s and 80s have higher claim rates than those in their 50s and 60s, the analysis shows that the growth of the older population won’t cause an increase in collision claim rates overall. That is in part because, even with a large increase, the number of older drivers is predicted to remain relatively small. In addition, the increase in the proportion of older drivers will be accompanied by a decrease in the proportion of drivers under 30, who have the highest claim rates of all. Read More »

Five states change license renewal cycles for older drivers

License renewal procedures for older drivers can include accelerated renewal cycles that provide for shorter renewal intervals for drivers older than a specified age, typically 65 or 70; a requirement that they renew their licenses in person rather than electronically or by mail where remote renewal is permitted; and testing (vision and road tests, for example) that is not routinely ... Read More »

ATA’s Road Team Takes Safe Driving Message to Seniors

The professional truck drivers of America's Road Team, the million mile, accident free team of trucking industry ambassadors sponsored by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Volvo Trucks, are heading from their cabs to the class room in a new effort to help a special group of fellow highway users. Read More »

Driving Through the Third Age

Third Age drivers have acquired a wealth of motoring experience which should help them travel safely on our busy roads. However, this experience is oftentimes offset by the effects of aging. Sight, hearing, and judgment of speed and distance are not quite as sharp as they once were. Because these senses often deteriorate very gradually, Third-Agers may not be immediately aware of the full extent of the change. Read More »