Chicago — The New York Times is reporting that drivers 70 and older are keeping their licenses longer and driving more than previous generations. And while this may be good for aging baby boomers looking to stay active, the trend has led to speculation about an escalated risk of car accidents.

The Times story investigates new research released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which may help alleviate those concerns. IIHS data reveals that fatal car accidents involving older drivers actually has dropped precipitously in the last decade.

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