Older Drivers

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People over age 65  comprised 16% (52 million people) of the total U.S. population in 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This figure is expected to increase to 20% by 2030.

According to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the older population is increasing, the number of older drivers is growing rapidly and they are driving longer distances. In 2017, there were 43.6 million licensed older drivers, representing 19% of all licensed drivers. The number of licensed older individuals has also increased by 35% within the last decade. This upward trend will likely continue into the foreseeable future. AGS estimates adults age 65 and over will double by 2060, comprising at least 20% of the U.S. population.

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