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What is the one thing that could make teens safer drivers?

| May 22, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

You may have been driving long enough that you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be a teen driver, but you still do have to share the road with these young drivers every day. 

The statistics about teen accident rates paint a dire picture, as they have higher crash rates than any other age group. This doesn’t always mean they get into more accidents, but you have to factor in that there are relatively few teen drivers, compared to adults. Therefore, they are disproportionately dangerous to those around them. 

What teen drivers really need is surprisingly simple

This issue has been discussed at length, and different steps have been taken over the years — providing driver’s training, limiting driving times, limiting who can be in the car, setting up PSAs for young drivers, etc. 

While all of this can help, some believe that what teens really need is one simple thing: More experience. Teen drivers crash more than other drivers because they are inexperienced, and inexperience leads to mistakes. It’s true in anything. Have you ever tried to learn a new instrument or a new language? You make mistakes all the time. Young drivers are no different, save that those mistakes can be deadly. 

That said, getting experience is tricky. To do it, teens must drive on their own, and that means they can cause more crashes. There is not really an easy fix. 

Have you gotten injured in an accident?

Since there’s no easy fix, accidents will keep happening. If you have been injured after someone else caused the crash, you must know what legal steps to take to seek compensation for medical bills and other costs.  An attorney can help you learn more about your option.