The effect of state regulations on motor vehicle fatalities for younger and older drivers: a review and analysis. uri icon


  • Policymakers have had a long-standing interest in improving the motor vehicle safety of both younger and older drivers. Although younger and older drivers share the distinction of having more crashes and fatalities per mile driven than other age groups, the problems posed by these two groups stem from different origins and manifest in different ways. A number of state-level policies and regulations may affect the number of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in these two high-risk groups. A critical review of the existing literature in regard to the risk factors and the effects of various policy measures on motor vehicle crashes in these two high-risk populations provides direction for policymakers and high-priority areas of interest for the research community.

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  • 7

author list (cited authors)

  • Grabowski, D. C., & Morrisey, M. A.

citation count

  • 40