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Feb 15, 2017 5:42 PM

New study finds millennials are the riskiest drivers

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A new report from the AAA Foundation has found that Millennials top the list of the worst behaved drivers.

The study revealed that about 88 percent of young millennials engaged in risky behavior behind the wheel at least once in the past 30 days.

These dangerous behaviors, which increase crash risk, included texting while driving, running red lights and speeding. The findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, and the largest single-year increase in five decades.

By rank and by age group, the percentage of drivers who reported engaging in speeding, red light running or texting behind the wheel in the past 30 days include


1. Drivers ages 19-24: 88.4 percent
2. Drivers ages 25-39: 79.2 percent
3. Drivers ages 40-59: 75.2 percent
4. Drivers ages 16-18: 69.3 percent
5. Drivers ages 75+: 69.1 percent
6. Drivers ages 60-74: 67.3 percent

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