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Older driver involvements in police reported crashes and fatal crashes: trends and projections
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    Re: Trend not seen in England

    Dear Editor

    I see Mr Wilson used E-codes 810-819, which includes motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Our study included only drivers (4th digit of E-code = .0). I wonder if he would get the same results if he looked at 810-819 using only 4th digits of .0. One other potential explanation for the differences between the two countries is that we looked at driver involvements in crashe...

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    Trend not seen in England

    Dear Editor

    Lyman et al. report an increasing trend for the over 70s to be involved in fatal crashes in the US. It is possible to replicate part of their study for England using the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Death Statistics. These data are coded using ICD9 and hence a motor vehicle accident is coded in the range E810 to E819.

    The death rates per 100,000 population were calculated using O...

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