22 February, 2021
Getting a driver’s license is one of the most exciting milestones in a teenager’s life. For many teens, a car (or driver’s license) symbolizes independence from their parents and the freedom to do as they please. In addition to being an exciting opportunity, driving also poses a significant risk for teens, one that can potentially result in serious injury, even death. Regarding car accident statistics in general, however, many people wonder — “Who causes more car accidents, teenagers or adults?” Here, we’re going to use past studies to answer that question.
When it comes down to it, the numbers don’t lie. Teenagers are involved in more accidents than adults. Here are a few statistics regarding the severity of teenage car accidents:
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, although teenagers caused more accidents than adults, accidents caused by adults were more severe. Here are a few statistics regarding car accidents caused by adults:
The number of accidents caused by teenagers is a cause for concern for many parents and families across the United States. Many states, including New York and California have created laws to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries each year.
Although there are laws in place to help prevent car accidents caused by teenagers, it is still important for young drivers to do their part. Experts and organizations recommend that parents create rules around teen drivers, such as:
</ul In addition to parent-enforced rules, teen drivers and passengers can also prevent accidents with responsible actions including: ,ul>
The best way to help prevent teenage accidents is for teens to understand the risks associated with getting behind the wheel of a car.
,h2>What to Do If Your Teenager Is Injured In a Car Accident
If your teenager has been involved in a car accident, it’s difficult to immediately know the proper course of action. A knowledgeable car accident attorney is the best resource and can help you navigate the complexities of the claims process.
The experienced team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm is available to answer all your car accident-related questions. To learn more about the legal actions you can take following a car accident, contact The Barnes Firm to speak with an experienced lawyer.
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