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Fatal accidents and teenage drivers

On Behalf of | Jun 7, 2021 | Uncategorized |

Experience can be an important element of life in many scenarios, including when it comes to driving and navigating traffic. Good judgment behind the wheel can be the difference between life and death. Studies have shown that there is a major significance in differences between driving behaviors of teenagers and adults when being involved in Texas auto accidents, and especially those resulting in fatalities. This can happen for a variety of reasons that include speeding and joy riding, but the ultimate truth is that a lack of driving experience is often the real reason for accidents.

Reckless disregard for others

While this is not true for all teen drivers, it is assuredly a fact for some. Studies conducted by the American Automobile Association have shown that fatal car accidents result in three times more often in opposing drivers and passengers perishing in a collision when a teenager is driving recklessly.

Need for comprehensive drivers education

Texas attorneys who represent victims of car accidents understand the need for better training of new drivers on state roadways, and especially for teens. While this is currently an optional course for high school students, it is a curriculum that actually has very practical application in life after leaving school. All attorneys encourage parents to suggest driver education training while in school because there is only so much parents can teach and input from multiple sources is a very effective method of comprehensive education regarding behavior behind the wheel.

Personal injury claims and wrongful death actions can be very complicated legal matters when someone dies in an accident that is the fault of a teenage driver. All motorists should exercise caution and use solid experienced driving knowledge when behind the wheel because there are indeed others out there who do not have extensive driving experience.