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Elderly 45.8% More Likely to Suffer Traffic Fatality
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2911 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

The Most (and Least) Dangerous States for Older Drivers

by Steven Peters, Wall St 24/7, July 31, 2016 (excerpts)

Americans 65 years of age and older are 21% more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than the population as a whole. While people of this age group account for 14.5% of the total population, they represent 17.5% of all traffic fatalities.

The difference between the likelihood of traffic fatalities among older Americans and the entire population varies between states. To determine where driving is the most dangerous for seniors, 24/7 Wall St. compared traffic fatality data for state residents 65 years and older to that of the state’s entire population. The states with the widest gaps in fatality rates between these age groups were considered the most dangerous states to drive for seniors….

To identify the states where driving is the most dangerous for seniors, 24/7 Wall St. compared traffic fatality rates for residents 65 and older and for the entire state population. Data for these rates are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and are as of 2014, the most current available. Populations by age are from the 2014 American Consumer Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau….

7. Hawaii

> Traffic fatality risk for elderly vs. total pop.: 45.8% more likely

> Traffic fatalities, 65 and older: 9.1 per 100,000 (8th lowest)

> Traffic fatalities, total pop.: 6.2 per 100,000 (4th lowest)

> Pct. pop. 85 and older: 2.7% (tied-the highest)

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