AAA lists millennials as nation’s worst drivers

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FORT MYERS, Fla. The generation known for selfies and social media is gaining a reputation for risky behavior behind the wheel.

A new study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed 88 percent of young millennials engaged in risky behavior while driving in the past 30 days, earning them the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers.

These behaviors included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. Nearly 60 percent of millennials surveyed admitted to texting while driving, close to half have run a red light, and 12 percent speed in a school zone, according to the study.

Here’s a list of the percentages of drivers who reported engaging in risky behavior:

  • Drivers aged 19-24: 88.4 percent
  • Drivers aged 25-39: 79.2 percent
  • Drivers aged 40-59: 75.2 percent
  • Drivers aged 16-18: 69.3 percent
  • Drivers aged over 75: 69.1 percent
  • Drivers aged 60-74: 67.3 percent

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