Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Elderly Drivers

05.22.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania's has a growing number of drivers over the age of 80. Since 2003, the number have increased 31 percent to 424,809 drivers. PennDOT statistics also show the number of crashes involving drivers age 65 and older in 2013 was up 12 percent from five years before. But Pennsylvania, unlike other states, has no special rules that apply strictly to the licensing of older drivers other than offering a 5 percent discount on insurance to drivers age 55 and up who complete a driver improvement course. The Patriot News of Harrisburg reports that checks with the House and Senate transportation committee staff found that no legislation specifically dealing with the state's growing population of older drivers is pending or has even been introduced in the past four years, if not longer.