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Table 3 Proportion of respondents age 65 and older who rated driving behaviors shown as unacceptable (n = 1793), United States, 2011-2013

From: The relationship between age and driving attitudes and behaviors among older Americans

  Age in years  
  (weighted %)  
  65-69 70-74 ≥75 χ2 p-value
Speeding     
Residential driving ≥10 mph over limit 93.9 97.6 94.9 0.03
Urban driving ≥10 mph over limit 88.9 95.2 93.5 0.02
School zone driving ≥10 mph over limit 97.5 98.7 99.7 0.01
Freeway driving ≥15 mph over limit 85.6 89.8 86.8 0.24
Phone-Related Behaviors     
Talking on hand-held phones while driving 83.7 90.9 89.3 0.01
Talking on hands-free phones while driving 55.9 54.2 62.4 0.08
Texting/e-mailing while driving 99.0 99.3 98.6 0.55
Checking social media while driving 98.6 99.2 99.2 0.68
Impaired Driving Behaviors     
Driving after drinking enough to be impaired 99.0 99.6 99.4 0.64
Driving within an hour of using cannabis 96.6 99.1 97.7 0.46
Driving after using both cannabis and alcohol 98.3 100.0 99.6 0.80
Driving while drowsy 99.1 98.9 99.1 0.96
Miscellaneous Behaviors     
Not wearing a seatbelt 90.7 96.5 92.8 0.04
Driving through a light that just became a red 96.8 99.0 97.2 0.03
  1. Question not asked in 2011 survey. For these, n = 1275
  2. Question asked in 2013 only. For these, n = 451