Road Management & Engineering Journal
Road Management & Engineering Journal
March 1999
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Publishes 1997 Statistics on Older Drivers

Highlighting the reality of fatality statistics for older drivers, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publication reported, "In 1997, older people made up 9 percent of the resident population but accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 17 percent of all pedestrian fatalities." NHTSA summarized 1997 highway statistics for older drivers in "Traffic Safety Facts 1997: Older Population" (DOT HS 808 769). The publication reported that: