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Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
2002 Conditions and Performance Report

Exhibit 13-13:

The Proportion of Elderly who Drive

Exhibit 13-13

Exhibit 13-13 is a bar graph that shows the proportion of elderly who drive. The vertical axis measures percentages from 72 to 94 in increments of 2 percent. The horizontal axis has 3 years: 1983, 1990, and 1995. There are three lines, one for each age group. The percent of those aged 65 to 74 who drove in 1983 was 84.5 percent, 91 percent in 1990, and 90 in 1995. The percent of those aged 75 to 84 who drove in 1983 was 82.5 percent, 88 percent in 1990, and 88.5 in 1995. And the percent of those aged 85 and over who drove in 1983 was 78.5 percent, 81 percent in 1990, and 81 in 1995.
Source: Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey data series.


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