1 in 4,672
The odds a licensed driver 85 or older will be involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident in a year are 1 in 4,672 (US, 2008).
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Traffic Safety Facts – 2008 Data – Older Population. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. 2009.
Highway Statistics 2008. US Department of Transportation. 2009.
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
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