An AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey of 2,511 drivers found that 88 percent of drivers, ages 19 to 24, engage in risky behavior behind the wheel including:
- Texting while driving
- Running red lights or
Specifically, 59.3 percent of Millennials admit to texting while driving; nearly half admitted running red lights; and more than 10 percent said it was acceptable to speed in a school zone.
Eighty percent of drivers surveyed (Millennials, Generation X'ers, Baby Boomers, etc.) think it is unacceptable to drive while drowsy; however, 28.9 percent admitted driving while drowsy. Ninety percent of surveyed drivers understood it was dangerous to drive through a red light, but nearly one-third polled admitted driving through red lights.
In 2015, traffic deaths rose seven percent to 35,092. Brian Koster, "AAA Study Finds Millennial Drivers Are A Hazard," www.cleveland19.com (Feb. 15, 2017).