Who’s the Better Driver?
A question I’m sure most ‘Boomers’ are quick to answer, “I am.” But, before you rule out the possibility that someone younger than you, with much less driving experience than you could possibly be a better driver than you, let’s take a look at a few things.
Bad driving habits are the number one downfall for most adult drivers. Because of the years of experience behind the wheel, they generally hone the attitude, “Well, I’ve been doing it for so long, and I haven’t gotten into an accident yet.” But why even risk it? The problem with habits is that they’re hard to break, even if they’re bad for you or those around you.
According to a study conducted by State Farm Insurance, 65% of adults surveyed talk on the phone while driving, even though 94% of them prohibit their teenagers from doing so. Another bad habit a lot of Boomers have is drowsy driving and also driving while in a rush. Millennials are least likely to possess these awful habits if they haven’t already picked them up from a parent.
However, the real question here is whether experience and judgment overrules good eye-hand coordination and fast reaction time. Well, reports still show that adults are far better equipped to handle the complexities of the road in any situation than Millennials, despite all that comes with old(er) age. But one thing’s for sure, rules and laws change, so Boomers should brush up on their skills just like Millennials anyway.