According to the AAA Foundation, there’s a big difference between what we say and what we do when we are talking about what we believe about traffic safety.
- While 93.5% of people surveyed said that it is not acceptable behavior to drive through a light once it’s turned red, 38.7% (one in three) admitted that they had done just that in the past 30 days.
- 80.6% of us believe that it’s extremely dangerous and unacceptable to text while driving but at the same time almost half of us (42.3%) admit to having read a text or email while driving while almost a third of us (31.3%) admit to having sent one.
- 83.2% say that it’s unacceptable to drive while drowsy. Meanwhile almost a third of us 31.5% of us admit to having done just that in the past month.
Younger drivers tend to be the worse offenders and tend to resist legislation to mandate safer driving.
You can read more about these and other stats about unsafe driving here.