Shapiro Administration Highlights Helpful Resources the Commonwealth Offers for Older Driver Safety

Today, the Shapiro Administration kicked off Older Driver Safety Week by highlighting the resources the Commonwealth provides older drivers to address the unique challenges they face. A quarter of Pennsylvania’s licensed drivers are 65 years of age or older, underscoring the critical need for these resources…

Approximately 25 percent of Pennsylvania’s 9.1 million licensed drivers are 65 and older. In 2022, there were 20,590 crashes involving at least one driver aged 65 or older that resulted in 287 total fatalities. This represents 17.7% of all crashes and 24.3% of all fatalities. Older drivers generally have fewer crashes per driver than the national average – but they have more crashes per mile of driving.

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