Car crashes remain the number one cause of death for U.S. teenagers, ages
15 to 19. This group of inexperienced motorists have the highest rate
of crashes among all age groups and contribute disproportionately to some
of the most tragic traffic fatalities. Whether it be general recklessness
on the road such as speeding, drunk or drugged driving, or just making
poor decisions over seatbelt use or choosing to send a text while driving,
the American Academy of Pediatrics says teenagers make more errors in
judgment than others and in return are involved in more motor vehicle
accidents. Experienced drivers can help though. The following messages
from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Wagner Reese should help
adults understand why being involved in their teen’s driving experience
is necessary to keep everyone on the road safe.
There is growing hope though. Teens show the greatest improvement in safe
driving skills within the first year and 1,000 miles of driving. In addition,
the number of teenagers killed in motor vehicle crashes has decreased
by almost 50 percent over the last decade.
There are several factors that can help keep young people safe from triggering
a car crash. Most include solid safe driving lessons, parental involvement,
and the law. These additional steps can protect the lives of young drivers
and everyone who shares the road with them.
Parents continue to play a major role in ensuring their teen drivers are
aware of their increased accident chances and can help reduce the risk
of being responsible for property damage, personal injuries, and even
death by staying involved as their teen grows into a more experienced driver.
If you or your family members were injured as the result of the poor decisions
of a teen driver, the team at Wagner Reese can assist you in pursuing
the compensation you deserve and may need for medical care and to cover
a loss of wages while injured. There is no risk, as we never collect any
kind of fee unless your case is settled or won.
Get in contact with us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation
or speak with us by
submitting our online form and our attorneys will review your information.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics