Nearly 3,000 teen lives are lost every year on America’s roadways due to accidents. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens. Parents should understand that the main reason for teenage drivers being involved in auto accidents is inexperience behind the wheel.
Parents who mentor their children in safe driving practices can have a huge impact on their driving record. Interested parents should become involved with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Parents Are the Key” campaign. This program provides tools and resources for parents to learn about the most dangerous driving circumstances and conditions that teen drivers face, and how these can constructively be avoided. Here are some facts for parents to remember:
- Teen drivers are four times more likely to become involved in an automobile accident in Atlanta than older drivers.
- When teens are driving with other teens in the car, their crash risk goes up. Almost two out of three crash deaths involving 16-year-old drivers occurs when the new driver has one or more teens in the car with her.
- Crash rates for 16-year-old drivers are nearly twice that of daytime teen drivers.
Leading experts believe that parents play a pivotal role in preventing teen car crashes in Georgia. The first step is to talk to your teen about staying safe behind the wheel, and continue to have conversations with them. You can help keep your teen driver safer by using the proven steps in “Parents Are the Key.”
Unfortunately, even the safest teen drivers can become involved in a car accident. If your teen has been injured in an auto crash you may have many questions concerning her legal rights. The personal injury lawyers at Kaufman Law are here to answer your questions. Call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your situation.