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How long a driver should be allowed to remain on the road has long been a topic of discussion, especially since a number of studies show that the risks for drivers increase with their age.

Over the age of 65, the AAA Foundation says that the rate of accidents per mile begin to increase, and for drivers over the age of 80, the risk of dying in a crash is also higher since they may be more physically frail than other drivers. The 2015 senior driving study by Caring.com estimated that approximately 14 million Americans were involved in a crash caused by an older driver in 2014.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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