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Teen Drivers Cause Most Auto Accidents

Teen Drivers Cause Most Auto Accidents

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.


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