I always knew it, but haven't seen it in print! Just lookin on the TAC melbourne stats before and found the following crash breakdown according to age Drivers aged 65 years or over have a higher risk (per distance travelled) of being killed in a crash than any other age group. Next comes the young'uns! In 2006, 31 older drivers were killed. Of these deaths: 68% were male, 23% were involved in adjacent intersection crashes, 45% were involved in single vehicle crashes, 65% occurred on country roads, 68% occurred during low alcohol times, most occurred during daylight hours, and 65% occurred on roads signposted 100km/h or more.