The likelihood of being a driver involved in a San Diego car accident increases as a driver ages. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of seniors licensed to drive rose by 19%. If you've been injured in a collision involving a senior driver, speak with a personal injury attorney in San Diego about the possibility of a San Diego car accident claim.
Stereotyping often leads motorist to conclude that senior drivers are unnecessarily over-cautious, but statistics have revealed the following:
- seniors are only 14% more likely to wear seat belts;
- senior drivers have a greater tendency to avoid night time driving and driving during inclement weather; and
- only 5% of senior drivers involved in fatal accidents had a .08 or greater blood alcohol content, 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.
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