The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of drivers 19- to 24-years-old engaged in risky behavior such as texting while driving, running red lights or speeding during the previous month, according to USA Today.
AAA surveyed 2,511 drivers from Aug. 25 through Sept. 6, finding that millennials were, as a whole, the worst offenders when it came to unsafe driving practices. Nearly twice as many millennials acknowledged typing or sending a text or email while driving (59.3 percent to 31.4 percent), while nearly half reported running a red light even when they could have stopped safely (compared to 36 percent of other drivers). Nearly 12 percent of millennials said it was acceptable to speed 10 miles per hour over the speed limit in a school zone, compared with 5 percent of other drivers.
As a whole, the study found that there is some hypocrisy among drivers. While many motorists told the AAA that certain driving behaviors were unacceptable, they still reported engaging in that behavior. For example, 40.2 percent of drivers reported reading a text or email while driving during the previous month, while 78.2 percent called that “completely unacceptable.”
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