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Written by attorney Ross Wesley Albers | May 30, 2017

Injured by a Millennial Driver

Perhaps, new teenage drivers are unfairly labeled as the worst motorists on the road. Now, there’s evidence that older millennials are the most reckless drivers.

Are millennials the most reckless drivers? According to a report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, millennials are more likely than any other age group to:

Speed in excess of 10 to 15 milers per hour Run a red light Read or send a text message while driving Be under the influence of marijuana The AAA study found that 88 percent of millennials admitted that within the past 30 days they had sped, run a red light or texted while driving.

Perhaps, new teenage drivers are unfairly labeled as the worst motorists on the road. Now evidence shows that older millennials are the most reckless drivers.

Comparing millennials with all other age groups, the AAA study found that they were:

1.6 times as likely to read a text message or email while driving Nearly twice as likely to have typed and sent a text or email 1.4 times as likely to have driven 10 mph above the speed limit in a neighborhood More than twice as likely to speed in a school zone Nearly half drove through a red light, compared with 36 percent of all drivers More likely to admit to regularly or fairly often smoking pot within an hour of driving The AAA study asked drivers in all age groups whether they thought they were much more careful drivers than other people on the road. Not surprisingly, most people thought they were much or somewhat more careful than average.

Only 26 percent of millennials put themselves in the much more careful category, 16 percent below rookie teenage drivers.

Perhaps, instead of fearing the “Rookie Driver Behind the Wheel,” we ought to be more concerned about older more experienced millennial drivers that are more willing to break the rules of the road.

Schedule a free auto accident consultation today If you have been injured by a dangerous millennial driver, the contact our office to schedule a free consultation today. The Law Office of Ross W. Albers is located in Westminster and Columbia, Maryland. Personal injury attorney Ross W. Albers is a former insurance adjuster and prosecutor.

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