Study: Millennials the worst-behaved drivers
February 16, 2017
That’s according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which asks drivers if they’ve engage in any risky behavior behind the week the in the past 30 days.
The biggest offenders? Young Millennials age 19-24. A huge 88.4 percent of drivers in that group reported either speeding, red light running or texting while driving in the past 30 days.
Drivers ages 60-74 are the safest on the road, with 67.3 percent reporting engaging in risky behavior.
Among the other age groups: 79.2 percent of 25-39s took risks in the past 30 days, as did 75.2 percent of 40-59s, 69.3 percent of 16-18s and 69.1 of those 75-plus.
Millennials most likely to text and drive
When it comes to texting and driving specifically, drivers 19-24 were 1.6 times likely than others to read a text message or email while behind the wheel.
Also, drivers 19-24 were about twice as likely to type or send a text message or email while driving.
But texting and driving isn’t the only risky behavior this group takes part in. They are also 1.4 times more likely than others to report driving at least 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street.
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