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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:00 pm

As Americans are living longer, there was concern that there would be more traffic accidents involving seniors. That has not happened, according to safety researchers.

Today’s drivers age 70 or older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations and are less likely to be killed or injured if they do crash, according to study results released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Two reasons were given for the change: Vehicles are safer and seniors generally are healthier.

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