April is Driving Awareness Month and it’s pretty evident that most people are not that aware of how bad a driver they really are.
A new Nationwide survey finds:
- 85% of drivers would describe their driving as excellent or very good.
- But only 29% of people would describe other drivers on the road with them the same way.
- Overall, compared to 2020, most people say they’ve seen a lot of bad behavior on the road.
- As for what they specifically mean:
- 81% think drivers are more aggressive
- 79% think drivers drive faster
- 76% think drivers are more reckless
- And many folks, even if they think they are good drivers, admit to some bad driving behavior.
- Even though 66% of people say it’s dangerous to hold a cellphone to talk, text or use an app while driving, 51% have done so in the past six months.
- That number goes up to 67% for Millennials.
- Other bad driving behavior folks are guilty of over the past 12 months include:
- Driving 10+mph over the speed limit (54%)
- Eating while behind the wheel (53%)
- Audibly yelled at another driver (23%)
- Given an obscene gesture (21%)
- Ran a stop sign/light (17%)