REMINDER/AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to Release New Study on Senior Driver Crashes and Consequences.
REMINDER...for Wednesday (February 18)
AAA Presents Solutions to Reducing Older Driver Crashes by Focusing on Improving Driver, Vehicle and Road Safety
WHAT: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety will release a new study that analyzes 25 years of police-level crash data from nearly 4 million injury crashes. The study answers the questions: Does your age really increase the likelihood of dying in a crash? By how much and at what ages? How is driver age related to fragility, illness, perceptual lapses and left-turn crashes? This study will provide new information about older drivers. AAA will present solutions to reduce older driver crashes and save lives. WHY: People over 65 are the fastest-growing population in the United States. By 2020, there will be more than 40 million licensed drivers ages 65 and older. WHO: Peter Kissinger, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, President & CEO Lindsay Griffin, Ph.D., Texas Transportation Institute Bella Dinh-Zarr, Ph.D., AAA, Director of Traffic Safety Policy WHEN: Wednesday, February 18 10 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) WHERE: National Press Club--ZENGER ROOM 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. CONTACT: Fairley Washington, 202-638-3001 Mantill Williams, 202-942-2082, cell: 202-253-6419
Note: B-roll package will be available via satellite the day of the conference; coordinates will be available shortly.