2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The number of older drivers with their own vehicles is increasing. The auto industry is adjusting to the preferences of seniors.
Germany's car owners are getting older. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), 26.4 percent of car owners in Germany are now over 60, and around seven percent even over 70. Ten years ago, the over-60 percentage was only 20 percent. The reason for this is the demographic development. The baby boomer generation is approaching retirement age.
SUVs with a good seating position for older drivers
The growing crowd of older motorists also affects the auto market. The current SUV boom is also likely to be due to the increasing age of drivers. The high, back-friendly seating position, a good overview and the subjectively high sense of security also and above all appeal to senior citizens.
Politicians are reacting to the demographic change in road traffic time and again with approaches to driving aptitude tests for older people. According to many experts, however, this is pure populism. According to ADAC, drivers over 65 years of age are responsible for accidents with personal injury in just 13 percent of all cases. With a population share of 20 percent, seniors are far below the average for other age groups. You can make up for any physical deficits with decades of experience and age-typical prudence. (SP-X)