Wolf Administration, AARP Highlight Safety for Mature Drivers


January 5, 2023

Approximately 25 percent of Pennsylvania's 9.1 million licensed drivers are 65 and older. In 2021 there were more than 19,700 crashes involving at least one driver aged 65 or older.

With nearly a quarter of Pennsylvania's licensed drivers 65 years of age or older, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Aging (PDA) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), along with the AARP, highlighted the unique challenges faced by older drivers during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.

"Mobility is essential to quality of life at any age," said Kurt Myers, PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services. "Many older drivers have a lifetime of valuable driving experience to draw from, and PennDOT continually seeks to balance the safety of our roadways wit...

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