Report Reveals Speeding In A Major Cause In Fatal Teen-Driver Accidents
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
According to an AAA report, speeding was a major cause of
fatal crashes across the nation by teenage drivers in the past five years. On Wednesday,
a report was released showing that teen drivers were involved in approximately
14,000 fatal crashes in the last five years. Out of those 14,000 fatal
crashes, 4,200 were speeding-related. The AAA Driver Training Operations
Manager stated that a major factor in these teen related crashes are negative
behaviors picked up from their parents such as speeding and cell phone
usage. The report also shows that 65 percent of driving instructors say
parents are not working with their children to create good driving skills.
Whether parents want to believe it or not, teens are learning their driving
skills by watching them and also picking up very bad behaviors. The Director
of State Relations for AAA says to set a good example for your children,
which may just save their lives. Another AAA report released shows 77
percent of drivers ages of 35 to 55 talked on the phone while driving.
So it’s not surprising that a report by the AAA Foundation's
Traffic Safety states that 68 percent of teen drivers said they were distracted
by their phones while driving. The organization urges parents to please
set life-saving examples and teach their children about the dangers of
speeding and distracted driving. The organization also recommends all
teens be enrolled in qualified driver education programs. Visit the AAA
website for more information.
The traffic attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, know first hand
the devastating effect speeding and distracted driving can have on Missouri
roadways. If you are a traffic accident victim looking for legal support, please
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, as soon as possible.