You probably remember the feeling of getting your driver’s license for the first time. It was likely a mixture of excitement to get out on the road and drive yourself around combined with the fear of driving on your own. Most people do not start out as expert drivers, but instead must build experience by getting out there and driving. However, there are many dangers associated with young drivers.
A recent study conducted by the AAA Traffic Safety Foundation has raised some concerns for drivers throughout Georgia. Drivers who are between the ages of 19 and 24 routinely engage in some risky behaviors that can not be ignored. The report found that approximately 88% of drivers aged 19 and 24, commonly referred to as millennials, have engaged in at least one risky behavior while driving over the course of 30 days.
The term “risky behaviors” can seem broad, but the study has found commonalities between millennials and risky driving behavior.
The risky behaviors listed above are not exclusive to drivers aged 19 to 24, but this age group is more susceptible to them. Lack of experience, immaturity, and the pure excitement to be on the road are just a few of the reasons that this age group is so susceptible.
Drivers can not get better without gaining experience. This does not mean that risky driving behavior should ever be accepted or encouraged. Even so, accidents can still happen because of the risky behaviors of drivers of any age. If you have been injured by a driver engaging in risky behavior, there are options available to you. The personal injury attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. are here to help you. Recovering from an accident can be difficult, both physically and financially. Personal injury suits are an option for those who have been injured by another’s negligent actions. Contact us today for a consultation.