It is undeniable that Wisconsin has suffered from a distracted driving problem in recent years. In particular, texting while driving has become a huge issue not only in the state, but across the entire country. Today, we will take a closer look at some of the numbers behind texting and driving incidents.
According to Cosmos Magazine, one study has found that Millennials are the generation most likely to text and drive. This includes anyone born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s. Other studies have shown that Gen Z – or those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s – are the ones who are more likely to engage in this behavior.
Yet another study showed that both younger and older parents tend to have an equal amount of distraction while behind the wheel, and that 60 percent of the study’s respondents stated they performed some sort of reading or writing activity while the car was in motion at least once in the 30 days before the survey.
While distraction appears to be about equal across the board, a big difference seems to depend on how this distraction alters a driver’s behavior. Older generations appear to engage in less risky behavior even when distracted. On the other hand, younger generations seem to engage in more problematic behavior and suffer from a higher frequency of crashes and fatalities.
Regardless of the age bracket you fall into, distracted driving impacts everyone on the road and makes it dangerous for all drivers. You may therefore wish to contact an attorney if you have been involved in a crash due to distraction to learn more about what to do next.