AAA report: Millennial drivers are highway hazards

The AAA report finds 88 percent of drivers age 19 to 24 admit to risky behavior like texting behind the wheel, running red lights or speeding in the last 30 days.

The AAA report finds 88 percent of drivers age 19 to 24 admit to risky behavior like texting behind the wheel, running red lights or speeding in the last 30 days. (2/15/17)

WOODBURY - A new report shows that young millennial drivers are a highway hazard.

The AAA report finds 88 percent of drivers age 19 to 24 admit to risky behavior like texting behind the wheel, running red lights or speeding in the last 30 days.

That's compared to about 67 percent for drivers age 60 to 74.

The report also cites a 7-percent jump in traffic deaths in 2015 -- the largest one-year jump in five decades. 

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