Yikes! They need to add DRIVING to their ‘Adulting’ Goals.
Millenials have a term they like to use. ‘Adulting’. No seriously, look it up. Even Forbes did a piece on it: Survey: Gen Z, Millennials Struggle With ‘Adulting’
(Apparently, 30% of college kids cannot boil an egg? Did you know that?)
Adulting is a term they use for measuring benchmarks on the road to adulthood that Gen X’ers and their parents took for granted… often much later in life than earlier generations.
Should THIS report about Millenials driving skills REALLY surprise us?
Millennial drivers are the worst.
That’s not just their elders talking. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 88% of drivers 19- to 24-years-old acknowledged engaging in risky behavior such as texting while driving, running red lights or speeding during the previous month, according to a report released Wednesday.
• Millennials acknowledged typing or sending a text or email while driving at nearly twice the rate of other drivers (59.3% to 31.4%).
• Nearly half of Millennials reported running a red light even if they could have stopped safely, compared with 36% of the rest of drivers.
• Nearly 12% of Millennials said it was acceptable to speed 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone, compared with 5% of other drivers.
“Alarmingly, some of the drivers ages 19 to 24 believe that their dangerous driving behavior is acceptable,” said David Yang, the foundation’s executive director.
The findings come as driving is becoming more dangerous: The number of traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015. That 7% increase from a year earlier was the largest one-year jump in five decades. — See the full report at USA Today.
Imagine if they took a break from telling the rest of us how to live our lives! Maybe they could turn their attention to something more helpful… driving lessons, for instance. #Adulting!