A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has ranked young millennials between the ages of 19 and 24-years-old as the worst drivers in the nation.
The study analyzed drivers from all age groups to determine which generation engaged in the riskiest behaviors when operating a vehicle, such as texting while driving, running a red light and speeding.
AAA researchers found that more than 88 percent of millennial participants had committed at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel within the previous 30-day period.
Of the 2,511 drivers studied, the percentage of drivers who admitted to speeding, texting while driving or running a red light included:
- Drivers ages 19 to 24-years-old: 88.4 percent
- Drivers ages 25 to 39-years-old: 79.2 percent
- Drivers ages 40 to 59-years-old: 75.2 percent
- Drivers ages 16 to 18-years-old: 69.3 percent
- Drivers ages 75-years or older: 69.1 percent
- Drivers ages 60 to 74-years-old: 67.3 percent
AAA’s study analyzed these dangerous driving behaviors to determine which age groups are most susceptible to taking risks while driving. It revealed that more young millennial drivers than those in other groups admitted to committing a traffic offense that jeopardized the safety of other drivers.
Almost 50 percent of the drivers between the ages of 19 and 24-years-old admitted to driving through a light that had just turned red when they could have safely stopped. Only 36 percent of all other drivers included in the study reported that they had committed the same traffic off