Teen Drivers Cause Most Auto Accidents
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Drivers between the ages of 16-years-old and 19-years-old are responsible for more
auto accidents than any other age group of drivers. According to DoSomething.org, 16-year-old
drivers have the highest crash rate of drivers on the roadways. The website
is designed to encourage teens and parents to get involved to prevent
these accidents from occurring. Their research determined that during
the first year of driving, 1 out of 5 drivers are involved in a traffic
accident. In addition, the leading cause of death amongst 16 to 19-year-olds
is motor vehicle fatality which is responsible for one-third of all teen deaths.
Why are teens more likely to be involved in auto accidents? Like most responsibilities,
a lack of experience is often to blame. Many states have increased the
requirements to obtain a driver’s license such as the amount of
time behind the wheel. However, many other factors also are to blame for
accidents involving teens. Distracted driving is probably the most common
cause. Over 50% of teen drivers admit to using their cellphones while
driving compromising their ability to devote their full attention to operating
their vehicle. Also, passengers in the vehicle and performing other tasks
such as eating while driving lead to crashes.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, it is important
to seek the advice of a St. Louis personal injury attorney. The law offices
of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC have handled thousands of accident cases
providing their clients with the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys
and staff work to ensure that your needs are met. We are available to
speak to you 24/7 and offer free consultations.
Contact us today to discuss your potential case.