Teen Drivers Are Risky Drivers

teen driversTeen drivers tend to underestimate hazardous driving situations and are less able than older drivers to recognize dangerous situations.

Learning to steer, brake and check rear-view mirrors only takes a couple of hours.

Exercise Caution at Intersections

One area of caution for drivers, especially teen drivers – intersections. Many people are seriously injured or killed because they didn’t pay extra attention to other traffic.

No one should assume that other traffic will stop for a red light or stop sign. Drivers running red lights and stop signs is a huge problem, nationwide.

After a traffic light has turned green, or you are pulling away from a stop sign, remind your teen to look left, right, and left again before proceeding.

Teen Drivers Test Limits 

According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, teen drivers start off being careful, but they begin taking risks after just a few months behind the wheel.

Limit Passengers

New drivers should limit the amount of passengers in their car. Research shows fatal crashes are more likely to occur when other teenagers are in the car.

Slow Down! 

Teen drivers should always follow the posted speed limits and leave space between their car and other vehicles.

Avoid Distractions

Even though they have the least experience behind the wheel, teens are the most likely drivers to use cell phones or send text messages while driving. Explain the dangers to your teen and make sure they understand the consequences of texting behind the wheel.

Contact Our North Carolina Distracted Driving Injury Lawyer

At Mike Lewis Attorneys, our lawyers have the expertise and resources necessary to recreate the scene of the accident and uncover crucial evidence necessary to prove that the at-fault driver was distracted at the time of the crash.

With offices in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC – our legal team has over 150 years of combined legal experience and will fight for your MAXIMUM compensation claim.

Call 866-299-1769 or use the Free Case Evaluation form to schedule a free consultation.
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