Distracted Driving Is A Youthful Stereotype, But Baby Boomers Do It, Too

Baby Boomers tut-tut about Millennials driving while texting and other phone-related distracted driving, but Boomers don’t have much room to talk, according to a recent Liberty Mutual Insurance survey.

“Everybody is pointing fingers at Millennials,” Mike Sample, lead driving safety expert and technical consultant at Liberty Mutual, said in a phone interview. “But as Boomers we can do a better job of leading by example.”

In the survey, true to form, Millennials were the most likely age group to admit they have used the phone while driving, at 86%. Gen X was next, at 72%. But virtually half of the supposedly older and wiser Baby Boomers, at 49%, admitted they do it, too.