Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On the Road With the Young and the Old

Who are the more dangerous drivers to those of us in the middle (no longer young, not yet "elderly")?

If we take the Toyota acceleration problem as an example, older drivers appear a bigger menace:

In late February the Los Angeles Times published an analysis of all 56 Toyota fatality-associated sudden-acceleration cases over last decade, using information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and elsewhere. The Atlantic's Megan McCardle did supplemental research on ages. She found the overwhelming majority of drivers were older than 55.-Why Do Toyotas Hate The Elderly?

For a comparison of whippersnappers and geezers, see the charts at Grannies vs Teens: Who’s Scarier on The Road.

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