arises, though, as to if older drivers represent a problem on the road. How frequently do
they crash? How does this risk compare to other age groups?
The concern with older
drivers is not that they drive slow, but that advancing age is also usually accompanied
with changes in motor and sensory abilities. Some individuals also face cognitive changes.
Older individuals may also have diminished health, with co-morbid diseases. Do these
factors affect driving ability? Are they related to crashes?
See: National Institute on
Aging, Older Drivers