Although auto accidents happen to everyone, certain age groups are more prone to them than others. There are some reasons why different ages get into accidents more frequently.
Knowing which age groups are more likely to be in an accident can help you understand what to look out for.
Accidents in general
In general, most accidents are the result of mitigating factors. A few of these are:
- Reckless behavior
Each of these factors can happen to any age group at any time.
Ages 16 to 19
This is a bad age group for driving. They are responsible for most accidents, injuries and deaths. This includes injuries to themselves and their passengers.
Ages 20 to 34
Although accidents in this age group are still high, younger drivers still take the lead in the number of accidents. There is a bit of conflicting data, but this can be attributed to the number of licensed drivers versus the amount of collisions. The number of licensed drivers in this age group is significantly higher than in the lower age groups.
Ages 35 to 64
At age 30, the number of collisions decreases significantly. Some believe this is due to fewer distractions and more experience driving.
Ages 65 and up
Although this age group is generally safer, there is a significant increase in fatalities at this age. Many factors contribute to this, including distraction, poor vision and difficulty driving at night.
Regardless of your age, it is important to drive carefully and avoid distractions while on the road.