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Table 5 Engagement in unsafe driving behaviors among respondents age 65 and older who drove in last 30 days (n = 1631), 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
Sped by 15 mph or more on a freeway     
Fairly Often/Regularly 7.7 6.5 8.4  
Just Once/Rarely 34.1 35.0 35.8  
Never 58.2 58.5 55.8 0.69
Sped by 10 mph or more in a residential area     
Fairly Often/Regularly 6.0 7.7 7.8  
Just Once/Rarely 34.7 33.8 40.3  
Never 59.4 58.5 51.9 0.10
Read text/e-mail while driving     
Fairly Often/Regularly 0.8 0.8 0.8  
Just Once/Rarely 8.1 5.1 2.4  
Never 91.1 94.1 96.7 0.007
Typed text/e-mail while driving     
Fairly Often/Regularly 0.4 0.3 0.6  
Just Once/Rarely 3.3 1.0 0.9  
Never 96.3 98.7 98.5 0.02
Drove without a seatbelt     
Fairly Often /Regularly 5.7 6.1 5.1  
Just Once/Rarely 12.7 9.7 19.9  
Never 81.6 84.3 75.1 0.04
Drove while drowsy     
Fairly Often/Regularly 1.7 0.7 0.9  
Just Once/Rarely 20.2 22.3 27.6  
Never 78.1 77.0 71.6 0.12
Drove through a red light     
Fairly Often/Regularly 1.1 1.0 0.6  
Just Once/Rarely 29.9 29.9 37.0  
Never 69.0 69.1 62.5 0.13
Used a cell phone while driving‡     
Fairly Often/Regularly 12.2 12.1 6.6  
Just Once/Rarely 39.7 32.4 27.5  
Never 48.1 55.5 65.8 <.0001
Used internet while driving§     
Fairly Often/Regularly 0.8 1.8 0.9  
Just Once/Rarely 1.0 0.4 1.5  
Never 98.3 97.9 97.7 0.88
  1. Refers to any cell phone use
  2. §Question not asked in 2011 survey