AreMillenials Killing Road Safety?
A recent study conducted by Fulton Leasing on British driving habits revealed that young drivers that fall into the ‘millennial’ age group demonstrate the most dangerous habits behind the wheel.
According to the survey, young drivers are not only guilty of using their mobile devices while driving (drivers using a mobile phone were involved in crashes which killed the equivalent of one person every 10 days last year*), but also other traffic violations including tailgating, running through red lights and not carrying out appropriate checks before moving off.
Tano Di Girolamo, Managing Director at Fulton Leasing, comments: “A recent Highway England campaign raised awareness of just how dangerous tailgating can be, with one in eight road casualties caused by this habit.
Using a mobile phone while driving will drastically impair a driver’s focus on the road and other cars around them. Our study found millennial motorists admit to these habits more than any other age group, which could leave them and motorists around them in serious danger. It is also surprising to see such a high admission rate for mobile phone across all age groups when technology such as Apple Car Play and Bluetooth connectivity is becoming more prevalent in standard equipment lists. A potential concern is that drivers might be using their phone for other purposes such as email or Internet browsing, which could put drivers at even greater risk”.* Source: Metro.co.uk