S. Korea eyes chip alliance with Netherlands
Suneung without 'killer questions' still not easy, results show
US defense policy bill calls for maintaining 28,500 US troops in Korea
Teens' excessive smartphone use linked to mental health risk: study
SK carries out complete reshuffle of top brass
S. Korea, US, Japan to discuss regional security issues: White House
Ruling party reform committee disbands early, says job half done
Auditor says Moon govt distorted 2020 death of fisheries official
Ex-justice minister's daughter attends forgery trial in college admissions scandal
Moon officials tried to cover up North Korea’s murder of South Korean: state inspectors
[Graphic News] Car accidents, damage from senior drivers increasingBy Nam Kyung-don
Published : Dec. 3, 2017 - 17:54
The number of car accidents caused by senior drivers more than quadrupled over the past 10 years, according to data.
The accident tally for private drivers from the Korea Insurance Development Institute showed there were some 29,000 accidents caused by drivers aged 70 or over, up from 7,000 in 2006. These senior drivers last year accounted for 3.8 percent of all car accidents, up from 1.3 percent in 2006.
The amount of damage caused by elderly drivers consequently increased, from 53.8 billion won ($49 million) in 2006 to 304.8 billion won last year. Last year’s sum came to 4.2 percent of the total, up from 1.3 percent 10 years ago. The average damage caused by senior drivers was higher than for all age groups, amounting to 1.88 million won per case compared with the overall average of 1.62 million won.
4 contentious bills scrapped in revote after Yoon's veto
S. Korea logs current account surplus for 6th month in October
Ex-Democratic Party chair denies bribery, illegal campaign allegations