LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A new study shows that young millennials are the worst-behaved drivers on the road.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than 88 percent of drivers aged 19-24 told researchers they had engaged in a risky behavior while driving — such as texting, speeding or running red lights — within the previous 30 days.
Among drivers aged 25-39, nearly 80 percent had engaged in a risky behavior, while 75 percent of drivers aged 40-59 acknowledged such activity.
The vast majority – 70 percent – of drivers aged 16-18 admitted to risky behavior behind the wheel.
According to researchers, drivers aged 19-24 were 1.6 times as likely as all other drivers to admit reading a text message or email while driving, and were nearly twice as likely to have typed or sent a text message or email while behind the wheel.
Nearly 50 percent of drivers in the age group admitted driving through a light that had just turned red when they could have stopped safely.
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