Who causes the most auto accidents?
By now, millennials are used to getting a bad rap for most things.
Everyone thinks they don’t want to get married or have kids, they are to blame for the collapse of 100-year-old products and brick-and-mortar businesses, and all they care about are avocado toast and how they look on social media. Furthermore, 88 percent of millennial drivers report “engaging in speeding, red light running or texting behind the wheel in the past 30 days.”
While this last statistic is alarming and disappointing, what’s even more surprising is on average, 75 percent of all drivers (ages 19 to 74) reported having the same behind-the-wheel behavior.
According to AAA, 40 percent of all drivers report having read a text message or email while driving. 36 percent of all drivers reported driving through a light that had just turned red when they could have safely stopped instead.
What can be done?
We can all decide to driver safer to improve the roads for everyone. Additionally, teaching the newest drivers about road safety will make a difference in the years to come. Teach through your example. Show your kids that good drivers don’t text and drive. Pay attention to the road. Drive the speed limit. These simple actions could save you thousands of dollars in property damage and medical bills.
Have you been injured in an auto accident?
As a top personal injury attorney in Denver, Chad Calvert has over 30 years of experience with cases involving reckless drivers. He has settled thousands of motor vehicle and personal injury accidents over the years and values every client as an individual. If you’re involved in an auto accident, contact Chad Calvert today. We will listen to you and get you back on your feet.