Gen Z to Baby Boomers: You’re The Biggest Threat

And Boomers feel the same way… about Generation Z. The finger pointing is over who causes accidents most often.

These are the findings of a Harris poll done on behalf of Volvo.

In a wide-ranging survey of Americans across a broad range of generations, Volvo set out to explore the effectiveness of driver’s ed programs in developing safer and more confident drivers. The full results are published in Volvo Reports: The State of Driver Education,the latest in a series of Volvo Reports from Volvo Car USA and The Harris Poll, that explores the ever-changing relationship between Americans and their car.

https://www.media.volvocars.com/us/en-us/media/pressreleases/255011/young-and-old-name-each-other-as-biggest-safety-threats-on-the-road

Other findings:

  • Two-thirds (66%) of Americans of all ages believe teens are the most dangerous drivers on the road today, but younger, newer drivers disagree.
  • Gen Zs claim senior citizens are the biggest safety threats (58%).
  • While 85% of older drivers stand by driver’s ed as a reason for being a confident driver, Gen Zs are less likely to do so (74%).
  • Even as the most recent generation to take driver’s ed, 1 in 4 Gen Zs (24%) are not confident they would pass the driver’s test if they had to retake it today.
  • Long-term retention is also an issue, as more than half (55%) of Gen Zs say they remember half or less of what they learned in driver’s ed.
    • The oldest drivers surveyed, Boomers, say they remember most or everything they learned (56%).

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