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Older Drivers

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week / December 5-9, 2022

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 2020, there were 55.7 million people in the United States - 17% of the population - who were over the age of 65. 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
  • Growing Old