In February 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its 2015 data regarding “older” drivers. The NHTSA defined “older” as individuals who had reached the age of 65 years or older. According to the information provided by the NHTSA, 6,165 older people were killed, and 240,000 older people were injured in 2015 in traffic related accidents. This represented an eight percent increase from the previous year. Older drivers made up 18 percent of the drivers in 2015, an increase of 15 percent from 2014.
Losing a loved one is a terrible experience but when that death could have been avoided it can be overwhelming. Fatal car accidents claim thousands of lives each year in the United States. Learning the common causes of fatal car accidents may help drivers learn how to avoid situations that cause car accidents. One recent