Recently, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a new strategic plan that will serve as a road map to ensure the safety of the growing population of older drivers and passengers.
Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20 percent and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21 percent, to 35 million licensed older drivers in 2012.
Data shows that older adults are at greater risk of dying or sustaining serious injuries, even in low-severity crashes.
To view NHTSA’s Traffic Safety for Older People-5 Year Plan, click here.
The EPA has announced a proposal to lower Renewable-Fuel standards targets for 2014, revising the total renewable volume obligations downward for the first time. The 2014 mandate proposes a range of 15 billion to 15.52 billion gallons of biofuels are added to the U.S. fuel supply next year, recommending a target of 15.21 billion gallons within that range.