Analysis: Hawaii's roads dangerous for older drivers

Analysis: Hawaii's roads dangerous for older drivers

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's roads are among the most dangerous in the nation for older drivers.

That's according to a new analysis from financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St.

Hawaii seniors are 45.8 percent more likely than the general population to die in a traffic accident than the overall state population, the analysis found.

Nationally, people 65 and older are 21 percent more likely to be killed in a traffic accident.

The analysis used Census data to determine its ranking of states, and acknowledged that a major contributing factor in senior deaths is the health complications that seniors can have in traffic accidents.

Rhode Island is the most dangerous state for senior drivers, followed by Minnesota and New York.

The traffic fatality rate for the entire population in the islands is 6.2 per 100,000 people, the fourth lowest in the nation.

For those 65 and older, its 9.1 traffic fatalities per 100,000 people.

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