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Indiana Has Worst Teen Driving Rates

Steve Wagner

Does it surprise you that Indiana has the highest death rate for teenage drivers? While those interviewed in a recent story by FOX 59 say there are many contributing factors to this horrifying statistic, one of the biggest reasons for this is because Indiana allows a younger licensing age than almost any other state.

Indiana begins with drivers permits at age 16, and allows teen drivers to be behind the wheel of a car by themselves a mere 6-months later. Many other states require that teens wait at least a year before receiving their license, and even then, there are restrictions on young drivers.

FOX 59 and the law firm of Wagner Reese urge you to slow down around student driving cars, to be patient with young drivers on the road, and to encourage the teenagers in your life to follow safe driving habits. Safe driving starts at home, with the habits teenagers are learning from their parents and guardians. If you pass on safe driving skills to your kids, they will be safer when they get out on their own.

Remind your teenagers to stay under the speed limit, always use a seat belt, and avoid distractions on the road (especially cell phones). Also, make sure your teens are behind the wheel of a safe vehicle with working lights, blinkers, air bags, and other safety features.

If your teen has been involved in an accident that resulted in their injury or death, Wagner Reese can assist you in recovering compensation for their injuries. Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 for more information regarding vehicular accidents.


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