characteristics of crashes have been noted amongst older drivers. Crash studies, for
example, note that the elderly are more involved in crashes at intersections than the
young. Many of these crashes involve the older driver making a left turn. Discussions on
the reasons why often lead to diminished sensory perception and slower reaction times.
to the tendency for intersection crashes is the observation that older drivers have fewer
head-on collisions (percentage wise) than younger drivers.
Source: FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System)