Numbers Don't Lie

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Why the elderly are more car-accident prone

Starting at their 60s, many people will lose some of their eyesight and the ability to judge the speed of oncoming cars. Complex judgments, like executing a quick left turn, can take these driver 50% more time than they take a 20-year-old. Also, The average 75-year-old needs at least 3 times more light than a 25-year-old to see the same objects.

Source: Reader Digest (July, 2003)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt know that

5:37 PM

Blogger Newsandseduction said...

interesting numbers.

7:06 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

just found your blog. pretty interesting.

Have you seen the statistic that says 50% of all statistics are made up.

12:08 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Readers Digest?
Good grief.
"As a group, older individuals are relatively safe drivers. Persons age 65 and older have lower rates of crashes and crashes involving injury per licensed driver than younger drivers, the lowest percentage of crashes involving alcohol, and the highest rate of seatbelt use of any age group." Also see chart, here. Gosh I hope you're over 25 because the under-25s have more accidents than anyone else. Reflexes vs judgement - ain't life a bitch?

12:56 AM

Blogger Chief RZ said...

The Insurance Information Institute reports that people over age 74 have less accidents that almost every other group. Age 16-19 has the greatest. We should concentrate on responsible drivers, ones who have a valid license before we discriminate on age.
What per centage of people involved in accidents do not have a license at the time?

1:08 PM


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