BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New survey results from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety puts drivers between the ages of 19 and 24 at the top of the list of worst behaved drivers.

Eighty-eight percent of young millenials surveyed admitted to texting while driving, red-light running, or speeding within the last 30 days. Two-thirds of drivers in all age groups surveyed admitted to engaging in at least one of those risky behaviors during the same time period. More than half of drivers in every age group have texted while driving in the last 30 days.By rank and by age group, the percent of drivers who reported engaging in speeding, red light, running or texting behind the wheel in the past 30 days include:

  1. Drivers ages 19-24: 88.4 percent
  2. Drivers ages 25-39: 79.2 percent
  3. Drivers ages 40-59: 75.2 percent
  4. Drivers ages 16-18: 69.3 percent
  5. Drivers ages 75+: 69.1 percent
  6. Drivers ages 60-74: 67.3 percent

Texting, speeding and running red lights create a real risk for crashes, according to the study.

Experts suggest putting your phone in a place where you simply cannot reach it.Here are the rest of the study’s statistics:Texting While Driving

  • Drivers ages 19-24 were 1.6 times as likely as all drivers to report having read a text message or e-mail while driving in the last 30 days (66.1 percent vs. 40.2 percent).
  • Drivers ages 19-24 were nearly twice as likely as all drivers to report having typed or sent a text message or e-mail while driving (59.3 percent vs. 31.4 percent).

Speeding

  • Drivers ages 19-24 were 1.4 times as likely as all drivers to report having driven 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street.
  • Nearly 12 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported feeling that it is acceptable to drive 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone, compared to less than 5 percent of all drivers.

Red- Light Running

  • Nearly 50 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported driving through a light that had just turned red when they could have stopped safely, compared to 36 percent of all drivers.
  • Nearly 14 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported feeling that it is acceptable to drive through a light that just turned red, when they could have stopped safely, compared to about 6 percent of all drivers.