Excerpt from Middletown Journal: (click for entire article)
The rate of drivers 75 and older is increasing faster locally than drivers under age 40, but fewer senior citizens are at fault in accidents, according to state figures.
Fewer than 2 percent of drivers over age 75 involved in a Butler County crash in 2011 were found to be at fault — whereas drivers ages 16-40 were found to be at fault about 5.7 percent of the time, according to statistics from Ohio’s Department of Public Safety.
In Butler County, the number of elder drivers (75 years and older) grew 24 percent between 2000 and 2010, from 10,728 to 14,127, according to U.S. Census data. That number is expected to double in the next 20 years and is a concern for safety experts who encourage seniors to test their skills.