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Older Drivers

December 6-10, 2021 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

NHTSA is bringing attention to the safety of older drivers. The goal during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, and every week of the year, is to raise awareness about older driver safety.

In 2019, there were 54.1 million people who were over the age of 65 in the United States. That is 16% of the nation’s population. It is important to note, simply getting older doesn’t mean individuals have to hang up their keys. The risk of crashes for older drivers is in part related to physical, visual, and cognitive changes associated with aging, medical conditions and the medications used to treat them. Our role here at NHTSA is to ensure that all people in the United States have safe mobility on our roadways.

NHTSA offers free resources and information on keeping safe on the road as we age.

Campaigns Under Older Drivers

  • Drivewell Toolkit
  • Evergreen Campaign Material