A Millennial Behind the Wheel- A Driver’s Concern?


(WBRE/WYOU) Here is something to think about.
    Who are the worst drivers in America?
     The answer: Millennial.. — drivers between the ages of 19 and 24.
     That’s according to a study  by Triple A which says millennial are more likely to drive dangerously than any other age group.  The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick hits the road to find out why.

If you see a millennial behind the wheel you had better give yourself some distance. Triple AAA says the chances are good the driver is bad.

  Melissa  Coughstan from Philadelphia gives a reason why ” I guess i could see why. It’s hard for a lot of millennial to put down their phones. To pay attention to one thing.”

Triple AAA found that millennials are more likely to speed, run a red light, read or send text messages while driving and be high on marijuana than any mother age group.

Eyewitness News stopped by Penn State Hazleton where millennials told our Andy Mehalshick– “guilty as charged”..

“Yeah I agree it’s true we have technology and we are the ones who use it the most more than adults. We probably text more in the car when we are driving.” said Kyle Funeles of New Jersey

 Rodrigo Burga of New Jersey told us “I think it’s partially true a lot of youth are kind of messed up a little so we have to straighten them out.”

Sugarloaf Township Police Chief Josh Winters says he has stopped unsafe drivers of all ages.

“It’s all ages. It doesn’t matter 50 60 years old everybody is texting and driving –going too fast.”

Chief Winters urges every driver to pay attention to the road..that text or phone call can wait.
Triple AAA also found that 88 percent of millennials admitted that within the past 30 days they have driven over the speed limit or texted while driving.

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