Teen Driving Car Accident
In the state of Massachusetts as in other states, teen drivers have a much higher chance of being involved in an accident than other drivers. The reasons for this are quite simple, and they include a lack of experience and a greater likelihood of being reckless behind the wheel. When teen drivers cause motor vehicle accidents, the results can be devastating to those who were involved. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident involving a teen driver, give Attorney Doug Lovernberg a call.
Summer Most Dangerous for Teen Drivers
Reports show that among teen driving accidents, the Summer is the most prevalent time. Between the holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day, the number of accidents involving teen driver increases significantly all across the country. Experts believe that this is due to the fact that teens are driving more during the Summer while they are out of school and mostly unsupervised. Teens also stay up later during the Summer months and are more likely to drive while drinking alcohol or while they are too tired to operate a motor vehicle safely. Distracted driving is also a major factor in teen accidents. The state of New York has actually made a new Graduated Driver License Law requiring teen drivers to be off the road by 9pm. Teen accidents have become a serious safety issue which could be prevented through education and proper training.
Less Teens Drink, DUI Still a Risk
In a recent survey of high school students by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, it was indicated that under seventy five percent of all teenagers do not drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the statistics of car accidents involving teenaged drunk drivers are still high. The National Highway Traffic Safety reports that almost one thousand teen drivers were involved in fatal drunk driving accidents. Among the reasons that teen drivers give for not drinking are:
It is against the law.
It has an adverse effect on their health.
Their grades would suffer if they were drinking.
Their parents would not approve of them drinking.
They do not want to be like their peers who do drink.
Sadly, this does not change the fact that almost one thousand people die annually as a result of teen drinking and driving. This is greater than the amount of all other drugs combined. If you or someone you love has suffered injury due to a teen driver, give Boston Lawyer for Teen Accidents Doug Lovenberg a call today.