Fatal Teen Driving Accidents Have Declined
The title of the article is true. Fatal teen accidents have decreased over the past decade. In fact, they have decreased by half. A recent report looked at the reason for the decrease. Here are the results.
The report found that many, many factors contributed to the reduction in fatal teen accidents. One of the major variables was the increase on restrictions on teen driving. For example, in many places teens are not allowed to drive past a certain time of night or have more than a certain number of passengers in the car. Other, more obvious, factors exist as well. As you would predict, new technology has made cars safer. Take electronic stability systems, which help keep a vehicle on track after a teen driver has lost control for example. Another factor may have to do with the recession. More and more, teens are waiting until they are 18 to get their licenses. Some researchers believe that 18-year-olds are probably much better equipped than 16-year-olds in terms of maturity. This certainly turns into a safety advantage on the highway. Moreover, many more students are unable to drive because of weak economic conditions.
This is of course good news! But still, teenage drivers are among those most likely to be involved in an accident. If you have been injured in an accident, the earlier you seek help the better. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are experienced personal injury attorneys and are ready to hear about your case. Contact us today for a free consultation 877-544-5323
Parent-Teen Driving Agreements
Many parents and young drivers sign a “Parent‐Teen Driving Agreement,” wherein the teenager promises to drive safely and obey all traffic laws and regulations. These agreements are valuable for reminding first‐time drivers that driving brings with it a set of responsibilities that must be followed.
Our Parent-Teen driving agreement is a formal agreement between you and your teen driver that outlines specific guidelines that you both agree to follow. Our agreement also establishes consequences for not following the agreement.
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