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Most Young Millennial Drivers Engaged in Risky Driving Behaviors in Past 30 Days

Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on Feb 22, 2017 in Car Accident

driver texting while drivingThis might come as a surprise, but 16-18-year-old drivers are not the worst-behaved drivers on the road. A new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that young millennials between 19 and 24-years-old were more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors that could cause a car accident than any other age group.

Nearly 90 percent of young millennials in this age bracket engaged in a risky driving behavior in the past month, such as texting and driving, running a red light, or exceeding the speed limit.

Approximately 69 percent of drivers between 16 and 18-years-old admitted to engaging in these risky behaviors in the past month. The percentage of drivers 25 to 39-years-old who engaged in these behaviors was 79.2 percent.

The survey also revealed the following about young millennial drivers:

  • They are 1.4 times more likely to say they went 10 mph over the speed limit in a residential area.
  • More than 11 percent think driving 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone is perfectly fine.
  • They are more likely than drivers in any other age group to claim texting and driving is normal.
  • They are less supportive of laws addressing texting and driving and other driving distractions. ¬†

Other notable findings from the survey include:

  • Nearly 80 percent of survey respondents reported that it is unacceptable to speed on the freeway.
  • Nearly 50 percent of respondents admitted to exceeding the speed limit in the past month.
  • Less than five percent of all drivers reported that it was okay to travel at 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone.
  • Almost 100 percent of survey respondents claimed drunk driving is a threat to everyone's safety.
  • Approximately one in eight respondents said they have driven after drinking in the last 365 days.

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