Senior driverThe likelihood of being a driver involved in a San Diego auto accident increases as a driver ages. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of seniors licensed to drive rose 19%. If you've been injured in a collision involving a senior driver, speak with a San Diego car accident lawyer about the possibility of a car accident claim.

Stereotyping often leads motorists to conclude that senior drivers are unnecessarily over-cautious.

Aging Driver Statistics have revealed the following: 

  • seniors are only 14% more likely to wear seat belts;
  • senior drivers have a greater tendency to avoid nighttime driving and driving during inclement weather and
  • only 5% of senior drivers involved in fatal accidents had a .08 or greater blood alcohol content (BAC), compared to 25% of drivers aged 21 to 64.

The facts seem to indicate that seniors take more precautions than younger drivers; however, age-related complications with vision and reasoning can impair adults over time. Older drivers may also take many medications that develop side effects, such as drowsiness.

If you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, consider discussing a San Diego car accident claim with a personal injury attorney in San Diego.

Mark Blane
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