Perhaps, new teenage drivers are unfairly labeled as the worst motorists on the road. Now, there’s evidence that older millennials are the most reckless drivers.
Are millennials the most reckless drivers?
- Speed in excess of 10 to 15 milers per hour
- Run a red light
- Read or send a text message while driving
- Be under the influence of marijuana
Comparing millennials with all other age groups, the AAA study found that they were:
- 1.6 times as likely to read a text message or email while driving
- Nearly twice as likely to have typed and sent a text or email
- 1.4 times as likely to have driven 10 mph above the speed limit in a neighborhood
- More than twice as likely to speed in a school zone
- Nearly half drove through a red light, compared with 36 percent of all drivers
- More likely to admit to regularly or fairly often smoking pot within an hour of driving
The AAA study asked drivers in all age groups whether they thought they were much more careful drivers than other people on the road. Not surprisingly, most people thought they were much or somewhat more careful than average.
Only 26 percent of millennials put themselves in the much more careful category, 16 percent below rookie teenage drivers.
Perhaps, instead of fearing the “Rookie Driver Behind the Wheel,” we ought to be more concerned about older more experienced millennial drivers that are more willing to break the rules of the road.
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