Even Older Drivers Take Road Risks

driverDUIYoung drivers tend to receive the brunt of the blame and criticism when it comes to behaving badly on the roads, but a recent study suggests they are not alone. In fact, more than half of drivers in all age groups have texted while driving, driven over the speed limit, or have run a red light.

Young drivers remain the worst offenders. Over 75 percent of drivers between the ages of 19 to 24 admitted to committing one of those aforementioned driving no-nos, but older drivers were also at fault. Ten percent of drivers between age 60 and 74 admitted they texted while more than 30 percent of drivers over the age of 75 took the risk of running a red light. The responses to the survey suggest a concerning trend.

In 2015, traffic-related deaths increased by 7 percent to 35,092. That number indicates the largest increase in over four decades and it’s expected that it will further increase once the numbers for 2016 are released.

There is some positive news to report from the study. Nearly 90 percent of respondents said they have never driven when they thought they may have been too inebriated, while more than 90 percent also said they had not driven within an hour of using marijuana. Over 80 percent believe it’s unacceptable not to drive with a seatbelt on, while just over 80 percent support initiatives to make helmets a requirement when riding a motorcycle.

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