Connecticut Auto Accidents: Are Millennial Drivers Dangerous?
The Millennial generation often gets a lot of grief, but a recent study by AAA Foundation shows that they are the worst drivers. Drivers between ages 19 and 24 engage in the riskiest behaviors while operating a motor vehicle including texting, speeding, and running red lights.
In 2015, US traffic deaths rose by the highest percentage in 50 years to 35,092. Other findings from the study include:
- Nearly half of millennials reported running a red light when they could have safely stopped at the light (compared to 36% of other ages)
- Nearly 12% of them said it was acceptable to drive 10 mph over the posted speed limit in a school zone.
- 59% of millennials said they typed or read a text message while driving (compared to 31% in other age groups)
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident and suspect that the other driver was using their cell phone or was distracted while operating their vehicle, call our office to begin an immediate investigation into your claim.