• March 3, 2015 | Status Report, Volume 50, Number 2

    Why older drivers are dying less often

    The fatality rate among drivers age 75 and older has improved because they are involved in fewer crashes per mile traveled and are surviving side impacts more often.

  • March 3, 2015 | Status Report, Volume 50, Number 2

    Intersections challenge older drivers

    Older drivers look but don't always see potential conflicts when they travel through intersections, especially when turning left.

  • February 20, 2014 | Status Report, Volume 49, Number 1

    Older drivers' crash rates continue to drop

    Today's older drivers are not only less likely to be involved in crashes than prior generations, they are less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, a new Institute study shows.

  • February 20, 2014 | Status Report, Volume 49, Number 1

    Safer vehicles benefit all occupants

    Both older and younger passenger vehicle occupants are benefiting from efforts to improve protection in crashes, a recent study confirms.

  • May 30, 2013 | Status Report, Volume 48, Number 4

    Older motorcyclists have higher injury risk

    When older motorcyclists crash, they are nearly 3 times as likely as younger riders to be seriously injured, a new study published in Injury Prevention indicates.

  • November 20, 2012 | Status Report, Volume 47, Number 9

    Older drivers won't push up crashes

    The expected growth in the population of older drivers isn't going to cause insurance claim rates to skyrocket even though older drivers tend to crash more than middle-aged ones, a HLDI analysis shows.

  • September 28, 2011 | Status Report, Volume 46, Number 8

    Older drivers limit trips

    Older drivers often voluntarily put limits on their driving. The more impairments an older driver has, the more limits they place on themselves, a new study finds.

  • June 19, 2010 | Status Report, Volume 45, Number 6

    Older drivers' crash rates decline

    Crash rates among seniors are down, and one reason may be that they are limiting the amount and type of driving they do.

  • December 27, 2008 | Status Report, Volume 43, Number 11

    Older drivers' fatal crashes trend down

    The number of older drivers is increasing, but their involvement in fatal crashes has fallen in recent years, a new Institute study finds.

  • December 16, 2008

    Fewer older drivers are dying in crashes

    Despite growing numbers on the road, fewer older drivers died in crashes and fewer were involved in fatal collisions during 1997-2006 than in years past, IIHS researchers have found. Crash deaths among drivers 70 and older fell 21 percent during the period, reversing an upward trend. The reasons aren't clear, but another Institute study indicates that older adults limit their driving as they age.

  • March 19, 2007 | Status Report, Volume 42, Number 3 | Special Issue: older drivers

    Older drivers struggle in intersections

    New Institute research looks at why older drivers are so overrepresented in intersection crashes.

  • March 19, 2007 | Status Report, Volume 42, Number 3 | Special Issue: older drivers

    Reducing the risk for older drivers

    States are trying a variety of approaches for evaluating and regulating older drivers. Results are mixed.

  • March 19, 2007 | Status Report, Volume 42, Number 3 | Special Issue: older drivers

    Older drivers aren't the most risky

    Older drivers pose a risk primarily to themselves. Their crash rates aren't nearly as high as those of teenagers.

  • October 11, 1997 | Status Report, Volume 32, Number 8

    Benzodiazepines may increase crash risk among elderly drivers

  • August 30, 1997 | Status Report, Volume 32, Number 7

    Intersections can be deadly places for elderly drivers