Hopkins Heltzel Law Firm
Call For A Consultation814-299-5496

Have millennial drivers earned their bad reputation?

When many motorists picture millennial drivers, they envision inexperienced young people texting, talking on the phone and otherwise engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. Is this reputation accurate, though, or are young drivers getting an unfair rap? 

Per USA Today, many of today’s young drivers are admittedly engaging in potentially dangerous practices from behind the wheel, and many of these actions endanger you and anyone else in a driver’s path.

Millennial motorists, by the numbers

In one recent survey involving 2,511 millennial motorists, about 12 percent of those surveyed reported that they felt it was acceptable to travel at least 10 mph over the posted limit within a school zone. As for drivers across all age groups, less than 5 percent shared this sentiment.

Millennial drivers are also taking unnecessary risks at red lights. In fact, nearly half of all millennial drivers reported running red lights even though they could have stopped easily. Meanwhile, about 36 percent of drivers across all age groups reported the same. As you might imagine, millennial drivers are also taking needless risks when it comes to texting and emailing one another while driving. In fact, this age group admits to sending texts and electronic communications twice as often as motorists across other age groups.

A hypocritical stance

Interestingly, many of the millennial drivers who admitted to engaging in dangerous driving behaviors behind the wheel also reported that they were aware that such actions were highly dangerous. For example, nearly 80 percent of millennial drivers felt reading texts or emails while driving was “unacceptable,” and yet more than 40 percent acknowledged doing exactly that within the last month.

Regrettably, it appears millennial drivers have earned their bad reputation. A behavioral shift is necessary to enhance safety for everyone traveling America’s roads.



No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case!

Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys bring years of successful litigation and courtroom experience to offer a fresh outlook for all your legal matters. Regardless of the complexity of your situation, our team can provide you with a thorough evaluation of your case and current legal standing. To request additional information regarding our services, please reach out to our offices at your earliest convenience by calling 814-299-5496.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


100 Meadow Lane
Suite 5
DuBois, PA 15801

Phone: 814-299-5496
Fax: 814-375-5035
DuBois Law Office Map

Review Us