January 24, 2013
There is much danger involved with senior citizens plying the road whether as drivers or pedestrians. It is a fact that the elderly as pedestrians are easy prey to road accidents. Many pedestrians are roadside victims by getting killed in traffic accidents annually; most of these victims are children and senior citizens. According to the NHTSA, older drivers at 65 and up have account 12.5 % of U.S. drivers’ involvement in fatal crashes…
The Administration pointed the following as some common factors instigating the increasing risk of accidents on the road: weaker vision; poor memory; decreased in reasoning; physical conditions as arthritis, weakness, etc.); use of medication & possible side effects; degrees of distraction.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIH) gave the information that there are about 22.3 million drivers who are registered within the ages from 70 years old and up. One breath of fresh air is that senior drivers do not drive during certain conditions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 60% of female seniors do not drive at night and during bad weather. They added that as many as 40% of seniors will not get behind the wheels when traffic is heavy.
Car victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.
Please consult with an experienced car accident lawyer now for free consultation.
Sources: DNA Info Com