Road Safety of the Elderly in the EU is highlighted at the Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2015 available at the European Road Safety Observatory of the European Commission. These Traffic Safety Basic Facts contain a comprehensive series of statistical tables with the latest available data from the CARE database of the European Commission.
In 2013 almost 6.500 elderly people died in road accidents in EU. Although older drivers are involved in less accidents, they represent one of the highest risk categories probably because of their great fragility and reduced tolerance to injury. The number of elderly people who died in the EU countries fell by 26% between 2004 and 2013.