When it comes to poor driving stereotypes, newly licensed teens always seem to get a bad rap. But a new study reported by USA Today shows that millennials are the biggest risk takers on the road, by a wide margin. According to a 2016 survey by AAA, 88.4 percent of drivers ages 19 to 24 admitted to either texting while driving, running a red light, or speeding at some point in the previous 30 days. Motorists ages 25 to 39 were the second most dangerous group. More than 79 percent of those drivers reported bad behavior behind the wheel, making millennials (those between the ages of 20 and 36) the most reckless generation on the road. Teenagers (ages 16 to 18 years old) came in third place, followed closely by drivers 75 and older. Young adults are particularly guilty when it comes to texting while driving. Nearly 60 percent of drivers 19 to 24 years old reported sending a text or email while driving in the past month, compared to 31.4 percent of all drivers.
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