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HUB Insurance Hunter | Leading causes of accidents amongst senior drivers

September 23rd, 2011  |  Insurance

Just like with any other age group, there are certain factors that are more likely than others to cause accidents. For younger drivers and most drivers in general, the biggest issue is distracted driving and texting while driving. When it comes to senior citizens, they tend to have a higher accident rates than other drivers, especially when they are older than 80 years of age.

In most instances, it is not surprising that the cause of many of these accidents is a slower reaction time and human error. There is also great concern about vision for drivers who are seniors. While probably not surprising, there is a need to address this issue to prevent accidents involving drivers who are seniors.

While these issues can happen with any driver, they happen a lot more frequently with senior drivers, something that calls into question the need for seniors to take a driving test. Should senior drivers be subject to a driving test at a certain age? What about auto insurance? How do these accident numbers have an impact on the insurance rates for seniors? These are two important questions that are mulled over all the time.

If you are a senior citizen and have questions about your car insurance rates, feel free to call us at HUB Insurance Hunter any time. Also, don’t forget to visit insurancehunter.ca to get 3 quotes in 3 minutes for your next auto insurance policy. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you save money on auto insurance.

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