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Millennials most likely to drive dangerously

West Virginia drivers may be interested in learning that, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 88 percent of drivers between the ages of 19 and 24 admitted engaging in risky behavior while driving. These behaviors include running red lights, texting while driving and speeding.

The study used data from a survey of more than 2,500 drivers. When it comes to risky behavior, the study showed that 59.3 percent of millennials acknowledged that they texted or typed emails while driving compared to 31.4 percent of other drivers. According to their survey responses, millennials were also more likely to speed in school zones or run red lights even if they could have safely stopped. Most interestingly, however, the survey responses showed that some of the millennial drivers believed that their risky driving behavior was acceptable.

In addition to showing how willing some drivers are to engage in risky driving behavior, the study also found that the majority of drivers considered this behavior to be unacceptable. For example, approximately 80 percent of all drivers found drowsy driving to be unacceptable although 28.9 percent of the drivers acknowledged that they drove while exhausted during the previous month.

If a person becomes injured in a car crash that was caused by a driver who was engaging in unsafe driving behavior, he or she may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. An attorney can walk an injured individual the process of filing a lawsuit and determine what types of compensation he or she may be eligible to seek based on the circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the injured person could potentially recover the cost of his or her medical bills and any other damages that were caused by the accident.

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