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INVOLVEMENT OF THE OLDER POPULATION IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES, 2006 AND 2015 (1)
  2006 2015 Percent change, 2006-2015
  Total Age 65+  Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65 + Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65+
Population (000) 298,380 37,164 12.5% 321,419 47,761 14.9% 8% 29%
Drivers involved in fatal crashes 57,846 5,996 10.4 48,613 6,490 13.4 -16 8
Driver fatalities 27,348 3,739 13.7 22,150 3,858 17.4 -19 3
Total traffic fatalities 42,708 6,045 14.2 35,092 6,165 17.6 -18 2
Occupant fatalities 36,956 4,998 13.5 28,671 5,009 17.5 -22 (2)
Pedestrian fatalities 4,795 911 19.0 4,735 1,002 18.6 12 10

(1) Age 65 and older.
(2) Less than 1 percent.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
INVOLVEMENT OF THE OLDER POPULATION IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES, 1998 AND 2008
  1998 2008 Percent  change,
1998-2008   
   Age 65+   
   Age 65 +
     
  Total Number Percent of total Total Number Percent of total Total Age 65+
Population (000) 270,248 34,385 12.7% 304,060 38,870 12.8% 13% 13%
Drivers involved in fatal crashes 56,604 6,690 11.8 50,186 5,569 11.1 -11 -17
Driver fatalities 24,743 4,188 16.9 24,175 3,458 14.3 -2 -17
Total traffic fatalities 41,501 7,288 17.6 37,261 5,533 14.8 -10 -24
Occupant fatalities 35,382 6,035 17.1 31,979 4,618 14.4 -10 -23
Pedestrian fatalities 5,228 1,176 22.5 4,378 803 18.3 -16 -32

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
INVOLVEMENT OF THE OLDER POPULATION IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES, 1999 AND 2009
  1999 2009 Percent change, 1999-2009 
  Total Age 65+  Age 65+
percent
of total
Total  Age 65 + Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65+
Population (000) 282,172 35,074 12.4% 307,007 39,571 12.9% 9% 13%
Drivers involved in fatal crashes 57,280 6,281 11.0 45,230 5,418 12.0 -21 -14
Driver fatalities 25,567 3,997 15.6 21,798 3,297 15.1 -15 -18
Total traffic fatalities 41,945 6,701 16.0 33,808 5,288 15.6 -19 -21
Occupant fatalities 36,348 5,623 15.5 28,936 4,401 15.2 -20 -22
Pedestrian fatalities 4,763 996 20.9 4,092 775 18.9 -14 -22

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
INVOLVEMENT OF THE OLDER POPULATION IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES, 2003 AND 2012
  2003 2012 Percent change, 2003-2012
  Total Age 65+  Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65 + Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65+
Population (000) 290,108 35,864 12.4% 313,914 43,145 13.3% 8% 20%
Drivers involved in fatal crashes 58,517 6,445 11.0 45,337 5,744 12.7 -23 -11
Driver fatalities 26,779 4,067 15.2 21,394 3,449 16.1 -20 -15
Total traffic fatalities 42,884 6,698 15.6 33,561 5,560 16.6 -22 -17
Occupant fatalities 37,341 5,649 15.1 27,869 4,486 16.1 -25 -21
Pedestrian fatalities 4,774 981 20.5 4,743 935 19.7 -1 -5

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
INVOLVEMENT OF THE OLDER POPULATION IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES, 2004 AND 2013 (1)
  2004 2013 Percent change, 2004-2013
  Total Age 65+  Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65 + Age 65+
percent
of total
Total Age 65+
Population (000) 292,805 36,203 12.4% 316,129 44,704 14.1% 8% 23%
Drivers involved in fatal crashes 58,395 6,239 10.7 44,574 5,924 13.3 -24 -5
Driver fatalities 26,871 3,927 14.6 20,871 3,587 17.2 -22 -9
Total traffic fatalities 42,936 6,555 15.3 32,719 5,671 17.3 -24 -13
Occupant fatalities 37,304 5,482 14.7 27,051 4,616 17.1 -27 -16
Pedestrian fatalities 4,675 951 20.3 4,735 896 18.9 1 -6

(1) Age 65 and older.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.