Why Millennials Are The Most Risk Free Drivers

Why Millennials Are The Most Risk-Averse Drivers

Millennials on the road

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While most of the world is lashing out Generation Y for being reckless drivers, have you wondered just how many drivers we're talking about? The truth about whether Millennials are such horrible drivers is somewhere in between, as it's usually the case with everything in life. Therefore, let's debunk some myths once and for all!

Ever since mobile phones have taken over the world, our daily routines have changed completely. There are always campaigns about distracted drivers using their cell phones, and it's usually done via a video or photography of a young person, somewhere between 18-34 years old. texting, looking at the phone, or even taking a selfie or posting a story on Instagram. Sounds familiar? There's no easy way around it. What we see in those ads is true.

According to one Australian study, multitasking during driving is quite common and 55% of the drivers are inclined to use a phone while on the go. However, that's not the biggest distraction in this interesting research. Rather than updating their statuses, people will actually grab a bite or two. Trying to balance a big sandwich and a steering wheel never worked well enough for anyone, did it?

To summarize, one 88% of Millennials admitted to performing risky behaviours while driving (one way or the other) in the last 30 days. Considering this, one would think Millennials are simply crazy about cars and driving, while the other "respectable" generations are shaking with fear when going on the highway. Well, not in the slightest!

Believe it or not, but as opposed to their parents, Millennials show very little interest in taking the driving test. While Generation X couldn't wait to get their hands on the wheels, their offspring don't seem to care much, and there are several good reasons for it.

The first one has already been explained – Millennials know just how irresponsible drivers they are. For this reason, fear of other drivers is number one anxiety among the youngest generations. Indeed, fear of death, snakes, or public speaking don't come close to it. What's more, 52% Americans would actually gladly use a self-driving car, which testifies even more just how much they don't trust themselves.

Then again, there are some other reasons which are a lot more pleasant. One of them is traveling. Though, we have to mention not liking the idea of too much responsibility. Cars cost money. First of all, you need to buy one, and second of all, unless it's brand new, it requires ongoing maintenance. Bearing in mind the restless nature of the generation, it's no wonder they shy away from purchasing their own vehicle. Plus, there are so many other, much better ways of putting that car money to good use. Traveling and visiting new countries is definitely one of them. Road trips are a thing of the past. It's all about the final destination and not so much about the journey nowadays.

Another trait of Millennials which puts them off driving is their awareness of how much harm exhaust fumes are causing to the environment. Owning a car isn't environmentally friendly at all, unless it's a Tesla one.

Also, Uber and similar driving services have appeared due to the demand. Why not share a car and meet some new people, instead of driving solo?

Last but not the least, one of Millennials' huge concerns is how to park properly in tight spaces. Now, why would one buy a car and get exposed to such stress every day? That's why manufacturers are constantly investing in helpful tools for easier parking.
To summarize, Millennials are one scared generation when it comes to driving. Sitting behind the wheel poses a great risk in their eyes, for one reason or the other. Sometimes, they even find driving unexciting and too much of a hassle. So, if they can, most of Millennials will gladly avoid the whole process and just book a flight to some interesting destination.

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"

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My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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How to Prepare an Enjoyable First RV Road Trip

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You felt excited when you bought your recreational vehicle, and now the thrill is even bigger since you are finally going to embark on your very first road trip with it. This vacation is going to be different from everything you have done so far. As it is the case with all firsts, there is a fair chance to overlook some important details, so here is a list of all the things you should check and do prior to setting off on your big adventure.

Take it for a test drive

Surely you have already done this before the purchase, but you could definitely make use of a few more hours behind the wheel. Since this is your first RV, it takes some time to get used to switching lanes, or driving it uphill and downhill. You'll also never forget to secure the drawers if you see anything flying out of them during a sudden turn.

Check the weather

It almost goes without saying, but make sure you always look for the forecast for a longer period than the length of your trip. Experiencing a storm in the middle of your journey is going to make it memorable, though not in a good way. Also, bad weather increases chances of accidents.

Check the paperwork

In short, collect all the necessary documentation. You should have your credit cards, cash, ownership documents, a map (in addition to the GPS device), and emergency telephone numbers. Furthermore, you never know what can happen on the road, so it's highly recommendable you get some kind of insurance, such as Good Sam Extended Warranty Protection, since this type of mechanical breakdown insurance comes with quite a few benefits.

Make a plan

Even though exploring the great outdoors with an RV seems to be a personification of spontaneity, you still need to have some fixed points, especially if you have small kids on board. Campgrounds get booked sooner than you think, so you had better do that on time. They are very convenient because you can find the necessary RV hook ups there, as well as other facilities. Don't take this for granted, though – always ask for details about their electrical, water, and sewage hookups.
As for the Wi-Fi, don't always count on it. Some campsites can be so crowded that it's almost impossible to get a good connection.

Glorious food

Surely you have in mind what groceries and snacks you're going to bring, but is your fridge in order? Turn it on 12 hours before you set off to check it's working properly. In order to cook food, you'll need pots, pans and dishes, too.

Ways to have fun

To make the trip truly enjoyable, think of different ways to entertain yourselves both indoors and outdoors. Bring cards, board games, or tablets. Kids can do some projects or some coloring activities. To really make the most of your vacation, do some research on what is going on in the area you are traveling to. Perhaps there is a festival, a funfair, or some interesting landmarks to be visited. Camping and time in a campsite needn't be the only highlights of your trip.

Necessities and extras

We have already mentioned some documents, but here is what else should be checked off the list.

A Swiss army knife, flashlights and a complete first aid kit are a must. You should also bring some medications just in case, as well as an insect repellent (there probably won't be a pharmacy around the corner when you need one). Toiletries are on the list, too.

RVs are quite spacious, so you can definitely bring your bikes, sleeping bags, hiking boots, as well as pillows for ultimate comfort. You needn't pack lightly when it comes to clothes either, but bear in mind the weather forecast.

So, you can finally get a taste of adventure and satisfy your inner nomad! Prepare well, and you will fully enjoy the whole experience.

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