Historical changes in motor vehicle death rates among the elderly.

Motor vehicle death rates among the elderly decreased substantially between 1940 and 1980, while the number of registered motor vehicles in the United States increased fourfold and death rates from motor vehicle injury changed little for the entire population. The annual death rate per 100,000 males aged 75-79 declined from 120 in 1940 to 41 in 1980. Much… CONTINUE READING