More than 35,000 individuals recently lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in the past couple of years. This represents more than a 7% increase since the previous year. And unfortunately, it turns out that millennials are more likely to text and drive than other age groups. It looks like Millennials may be the ones at highest risk of causing a drunk driving accident which could claim the lives of others. Many text and drive accidents lead to serious injuries or fatalities. This study was conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
After surveying more than 3,500 individuals living in America, those individuals between the ages of 19 and 24 were more inclined to text and drive than any other age group. Millennial drivers were unfortunately also not as supportive of legislation associated with curbing distractions on the road. While 69% of 16-18-year-olds admitted to texting and driving and 79% of individuals between the ages of 25 and 39 admitted to texting and driving.
Nearly 90% of respondents between the age category of 19 and 24 reported distracted driving behavior using just their phones. This translates to almost 100 individuals who pass away every single year in America associated with phone use that causes an accident. Another leading cause is also preventable, drinking and driving. If you or someone you know who has recently been injured in such an accident, you may be able to recover compensation by consulting with an experienced attorney. Have you been hurt because someone else chose to text and drive? You have rights.