By: Luke Jones, Published on February 21, 2017 04:49 PM, Last Update on February 21, 2017 01:52 PM
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that millennials tops lists for the worst drivers in most categories. The study was held amongst U.S. drivers and found 88 percent of millennials have conducted at least one act of risky driving behaviour in the past 30 days.
Because of this statistic, younger generation drivers are the worst behaved in U.S. roads. Some of these driving behaviours include risking a collision and are against the law. For example, running a red light, speeding, and texting while driving.
“Alarmingly, some of the drivers ages 19-24 believe that their dangerous driving behavior is acceptable,” said Dr. David Yang, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety executive director. “It’s critical that these drivers understand the potentially deadly consequences of engaging in these types of behaviors and that they change their behavior and attitudes in order to reverse the growing number of fatalities on U.S. roads.”
Traffic deaths in the U.S. have been increasing during recent years. In 2015, there were 35,092 deaths on roads in the country. This represented a 7 percent increase year-on-year and was the largest rise in deaths in five decades.
Below is a list of age groups by rank who admit to engaging in bad driving behaviour:
Texting While Driving
Red- Light Running
“Too often we see what can happen as a result of underestimating risk while driving,” said Garrett Townsend, Georgia Public Affairs Director, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Change starts with our own behavior. We need to set a good example by following speed limits, putting the phone down and fully focusing on the task of driving.”