Pascoe Law FirmTeen Driver Accident
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Texas Teen Driver Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, and teens are more likely than adults to get into car crashes. Thousands of teens die in car accidents every year, and nearly 300,000 nationwide are treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teenagers and young adults make up 14 percent of the national population, but account for 28 to 30 percent of the costs of car crash injuries. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that teens make 70 percent more insurance claims for accidents than other drivers. Teen accidents often occur due to inexperience. Unfortunately, they also result from bad choices.
Dangerous of Teen Driving and Auto Accidents
Common Causes of Teen Crashes
When teen drivers get behind the wheel, there are a number of common factors that lead to crashes. Many of them relate to a teen driver’s relative immaturity and inexperience on the road. Among the most common factors in crashes caused by teen drivers are:
- Speeding – When asked by Allstate what their opinion on speeding was, 17 percent of teen drivers actually said it was “fun,” while 55 percent said they had sped in their car, going 10 or more mph beyond the legal speed limit.
- Driver Distraction – Around 11 percent of fatal car crashes involving teen drivers under age 20 involve some type of distraction, Distraction.gov reports. This might include any type of visual, manual or cognitive distraction. However, cell phones and texting can be especially distracting.
- Drinking and Driving – while driving and driving is an issue no matter the age. Underage drinking and driving among teens is a leading contribution to teenage auto accidents.
- Driver Drowsiness – A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that teens tend to pull over to rest less often than other drivers if they find themselves too tired to drive safely.
Teenagers who have passengers in the car with them when driving may also be more likely to become involved in a crash. A study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Center indicated that 69 percent of teenagers routinely drove around with at least two friends ages 21 and under in their cars.
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