Are Millennials the Worst Drivers?

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A recent AAA survey says that they might be. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety surveyed 2,511 licensed drivers from August 26 to September 6, and the results of the survey may surprise you.

Over 88 percent of 19- to 24-year-old drivers willingly reported that they had engaged in driving behaviors that they admitted were dangerous, such as: speeding, running red lights, and texting while driving.

Millennial Drivers Risky Behaviors

The survey found that millennials:

  • Type texts or emails at almost twice the rate of other drivers.
  • Almost half of millennials said they had run a red light even when they had plenty of time to stop.
  • Almost 12 percent of millennials reported that speeding 10 mph over posted limits was acceptable in a school zone.

The alarming attitudes uncovered in the survey could explain the recent increase in traffic deaths. In 2015, the death toll rose 7 percent to 35,092 lives lost.

At the Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, Ira Maurer is an experienced personal injury attorney who is committed to helping victims of car accidents recover the compensation they need for their injuries.

If you or your loved one has been severely injured in an accident, call the Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, today at 855-391-3727 to schedule your free consultation. We welcome clients throughout the Fishkill, Newburgh, Wappingers Falls, and Poughkeepsie area. 

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