HAMDEN, Conn. — A new report is shedding some light on the drivers we often share the road with. According to AAA, 88% of young millennials between the ages of 19 and 24 are taking part in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel every 30 days.
“The fact that this particular group of young people, they believe it’s totally acceptable behavior and that’s what’s very concerning.”
One of those risky behaviors may not surprise you at all — distracted driving.
“It’s not just texting. It’s Facebook, updates, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, whatever else the case may be. They are using all kinds of things now,” said Jyreek Ellerbe, driving instructor with The Next Street.
Some are also running red lights.
“Finally they tend to speed, go faster,” said Fran Mayko with AAA Northeast. “Especially in residential areas where you need to be very careful.”
But, millennials aren’t the only ones. The AAA report also found that 75% of drivers between the ages of 40 and 59 are guilty of the same thing.
All of it serving as a reminder for people, of all ages, to keep their eyes on the road.