Vehicle Safety Ratings System Overhauled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently proposed two safety ratings to include in their review system, how does it protect elderly drivers and families. The changes in ratings could take 3-4 years to become implemented. The AARP says 16% of drivers are 65 or older, and by 2025, one in five drivers will be 65 or older. Older drivers and passengers are more susceptible to injury in a wreck, so a rating system that accounts for their safety would help greatly with picking a car that best protects them. Features such as inflatable seat belts, automatic seat belts, easy-grip steering wheels, adjustable pedals, and other systems could help keep elderly drivers safe, according to news reports.