Baby boom and older drivers – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. America's baby boomers are starting to turn 65 in 2011. That has a lot of implications for the future of the nation’s health, and may have implications for the nation’s roads.
King: We'll see another two million or so drivers over the age of 65 coming in as it were too being an older driver.
Narrator: But Dr. Jonathan King at NIH says those older drivers may not make a big impact.
King: What they do is they drive less.
Narrator: The total number of accidents and fatalities in older drivers is actually much smaller than in younger drivers. For more baby boomer health topics, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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