Drivers over 65 continue to increase, teen drivers still near record lows.
According to the latest data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) there were a record-high 221.7 million licensed drivers in the U.S. in 2016, including 41.7 million – or almost one in five – who are 65 years or older. This age group is growing faster than any other, and is far outpacing teenage drivers.
The largest single-year percentage increase in licensed drivers in 2016 was among those who are between 75-79 years old, increasing by 4.98 percent over the previous year. Except for five states – Michigan,