• December 7, 2017

    Voice-command systems help older drivers

    Hands-free calling using a single-step voice command system instead of buttons and knobs helps drivers, especially older ones, keep their attention on the road.

    Volume 52, Number 9
  • February 1, 2017

    Older driver road tests yield mixed results

    An Illinois requirement that older drivers pass a road test at each renewal has reduced insurance claim rates, but a now-repealed road-test requirement in New Hampshire didn't.

    Volume 52, Number 1
  • November 17, 2016

    Rearview cameras reduce backing crashes

    An IIHS study of police-reported backing collisions shows that rearview cameras cut such crashes by 16 percent. Older drivers benefit the most.

    Volume 51, Number 9
  • March 3, 2015

    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.

    Volume 50, Number 2
  • March 3, 2015

    Intersections challenge older drivers

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

    Volume 50, Number 2
  • February 20, 2014

    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.

    Volume 49, Number 1
  • February 20, 2014

    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.

    Volume 49, Number 1
  • May 30, 2013

    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.

    Volume 48, Number 4
  • November 20, 2012

    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.

    Volume 47, Number 9
  • September 28, 2011

    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.

    Volume 46, Number 8
  • June 19, 2010

    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.

    Volume 45, Number 6
  • December 27, 2008

    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.

    Volume 43, Number 11
  • 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

    Older drivers struggle in intersections

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

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

    Reducing the risk for older drivers

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

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

    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.

    Volume 42, Number 3 | Special Issue: older drivers
  • March 15, 2003

    Study sheds light on older driver risks

    A new study suggests the very oldest drivers are overinvolved in crashes, but they are less likely than teenage drivers to kill or injure other people on the road.

    Volume 38, Number 3
  • September 8, 2001

    Older drivers aren’t a danger to others

    U.S. seniors don't drive as much as other groups and don't pose a big threat to others on the road. They do, however, pose a risk to themselves.

    Volume 36, Number 8 | Special Issue: older drivers
  • January 15, 2000

    Support for limits for young, old drivers

    Special requirements for the youngest and oldest drivers have the support of most Americans, including those who would be affected, a recent survey found.

    Volume 35, Number 1
  • October 11, 1997

    Benzodiazepines may increase crash risk among elderly drivers

    Volume 32, Number 8
  • August 30, 1997

    Intersections can be deadly places for elderly drivers

    Volume 32, Number 7