In 2018, 207 people were killed and 822 were seriously injured in crashes involving a driver 65 years and older. People age 65 and older account for nearly 20 percent of the licensed drivers in Missouri and between 2016 and 2018, older driver involved fatalities and serious injuries have increased by nearly 8%. Aging baby boomers and increases in life expectancy are likely to cause the proportion of the senior population in Missouri to continue to rise from about 21 percent today to more than 22 percent by 2021.
The Missouri Department of Transportation works closely with the Subcommittee on Elder Mobility and Safety through the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. For more information visit saveMOlives.com.