The kids may deny it, but the numbers do not lie. According to a recent survey by AAA, millennials, or children between the ages of 19 and 24 are considered to be among the worst drivers on the roads. The study found that as many as 88 percent of millennials admit to poor driving behavior. This could include anything from running red lights, speeding, or distracted driving such as texting while driving or adjusting the radio while driving.
Undoubtedly, the rise and popularity of smart phones likely plays a role in young adults of that generation being dubbed the worst. Texting while driving may be among the more popular of the bad habits drivers have, but new apps such as Snapchat and Facetime on Facebook may also encourage the risky behavior. Earlier in the year tragedy struck families in Florida when a driver tracking her speed on Snapchat crashed into a vehicle travelling 115 miles an hour, killing 5.
This is not to say that the rest of Americans on the roads are safe drivers, as the report shows that 75 percent of drivers between 25 and 59 also admit to driving behaviors that could lead to an accident. All too often drivers feel invincible behind the wheel and do not take the necessary precautions until it is too late.
Unfortunately, car accidents seriously injure and kill thousands of Americans every year. Accident victims may be entitled to compensation for not only medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, but also pain and suffering and lost wages as a result of an accident.
Source: WTSP, “Millennials aged 19-24 deemed worst drivers by AAA,” Garin Flowers, Feb. 19, 2017