Millennials May Be the Worst Drivers
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released the results of a survey that highlights some disturbing attitudes and habits among the younger generation of drivers on our roadways and could be leading to increased traffic accidents.
The survey included 2,511 licensed drivers from August 26 to September 6, and more than 88 percent of drivers 19 to 24 years old said that engaged in driving behaviors that they themselves consider dangerous. These included exceeding posted speed limits, running red lights, and texting while driving.
Millennials in the survey also:
- Texted and emailed whiled driving almost twice as often as other drivers.
- Ran red lights even when they had plenty of stopping time. Half of the surveyed millenials admitted to this.
- Sped 10 mph in school zones. Nearly 12 percent of millennials reported this.
The results of this survey could explain the recent rise in traffic deaths. In 2015, the death toll increased 7 percent to 35,092 fatalities.
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