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Table 4 Support for driving interventions among respondents age 65 and older, United States, 2011–2013 n = (1793)

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
Speed Cameras Ticketing: Driving ≥10 mph over the speed limit in †‡     
Residential areas 55.8 58.3 70.7 0.02
Urban areas 50.7 50.4 67.2 0.01
School zones 67.1 71.3 82.2 0.01
Freeways 47.9 46.6 59.7 0.08
Phone-Related Laws     
Law against texting/e-mailing while driving 95.3 92.9 97.6 0.01
Law against using hand-held cell phone while driving 83.8 83.2 89.1 0.07
Law against any phone use while driving 65.6 65.4 72.2 0.08
DWI-related laws   
Lower legal BAC limit from .08 to .05 60.1 66.7 59.0 0.58
Requiring new cars to have technology that prevent them from starting when driver is above legal BAC limit 76.6 77.7 86.5 0.01
Ignition locks for DWI offenders, even after the 1st time 87.6 88.2 89.1 0.69
Red Light Cameras †‡     
In residential areas 63.6 63.5 84.0 <0.01
In urban areas 66.3 70.1 79.3 0.06
License Renewal Laws for Senior Drivers   
In person license renewal at age 75 & older 74.2 72.3 78.6 0.25
Health screening to renew license at age 75 & older 76.8 71.4 77.0 0.37
Other Laws     
Motorcycle helmet laws 85.8 91.4 95.1 <0.01
Requiring states to publish annual maps with locations of crashes 57.0 59.2 58.0 0.86
Regulations on in-car technology 55.1 50.4 60.7 0.10
  1. All respondents answered only 3 of 6 randomly selected questions related to support for camera laws
  2. Question not asked in 2011 survey