Nevada Third in Deadly Crashes Involving Older Drivers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A new report ranks Nevada third in the nation in the share of fatal traffic accidents involving older drivers.

The report was released Wednesday by TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C.

The report says the 263,285 drivers in Nevada age 65 or older accounted for 16 percent of the state's licensed drivers in 2010.

The share of fatal accidents involving at least one driver age 65 or older was 22 percent.

According to the report, 62 people died in crashes involving an older driver. About half of those killed were drivers at least 65 years old.

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