Posted on behalf of The Nye Law Group on Feb 28, 2017 in Car Accidents
Young millennials between the ages of 19 and 24 are the worst behaved drivers on U.S. roadways, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's new survey of risky driving behaviors.
The survey reveals that almost 90 percent of millennials in this age group engaged in a risky driving behavior, like speeding, running red lights, or texting and driving, at least one time in the past month.
Other notable statistics about young millennial drivers include:
Most young millennial drivers between the ages of 19 and 24 believe that these behaviors are completely acceptable.
Young millennials are not the only age group with high percentages of drivers engaging in risky behaviors. The survey found that the following percentages of drivers in other age groups engaged in texting, red-light running or speeding in the past month:
These findings seem to contradict the notion that the youngest drivers are the most dangerous. The statistics also show that drivers between 65 and 74 years old, often considered one of the safest age groups, engage in some high-risk behaviors.
The AAA survey found that large percentages of drivers, regardless of age group, hold contradictory beliefs about driving behaviors.
For example, while 80 percent of respondents said speeding is unacceptable, almost 50 percent said they were guilty of speeding at least once in the past 30 days.
Also, all respondents said drunk driving is a safety threat, but one in eight admitted to driving after drinking in the past month.
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