The notion that older people are dangerous drivers has been contested by a major analysis of road accident data.
Researchers found that 17 to 21 year-old men were three to four times more likely to have an accident than 70 year-olds, the BBC reported.
Despite physical frailty leading to a rise in accidents among over-75s, young men were still the most dangerous group, the study revealed.
However, the elderly were more likely to be involved in accidents than the safest drivers, people in their 40s, according to Swansea University researchers.
The study suggested young men were more likely to have accidents by driving too fast, while older drivers made mistakes overtaking and on right turns.
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