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Division of Motor Vehicles

Senior Driving

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About 20 major decisions are needed for each mile driven, and drivers frequently have less than one-half second to act to avoid a collision

Delaware has over 250,000 drivers over the age of 60 and that number is expected to increase by 25 percent by the year 2030

DE has the fastest growing aging population in the United States

Currently, there are no age limitations on driver licenses in DE

In 10 percent of all crashes in DE, the senior driver is the driver being charged

Delaware is projected to have the 6th largest ratio of seniors to general population in the United States by 2030

By 2030, almost 25% of Delaware's population will be over the age of 65

Older drivers comprise 17% of Delaware's drivers, are involved in 14% of fatal crashes, and are involved in 18% of crashes with pedestrians.