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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file photo, Harriet Butler, now 102, left, and her daughter Marcia Savarese, are photographed at Savarese's home in Vienna, Va. Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations, and less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s because vehicles are getting safer and seniors are generally getting healthier, the institute said. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2010 file photo, Harriet Butler, now 102, left, and her daughter Marcia Savarese, are photographed at Savarese's home in Vienna, Va. Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations, and less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s because vehicles are getting safer and seniors are generally getting healthier, the institute said. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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