Motor Vehicle Safety: Adolescent Driver Dangers

Car accidents, more specifically, motor vehicle contact crashes are currently the leading cause of death for American teenagers.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, per mile, 15 to 19 year old drivers are up to four times more likely than older drivers to get into a fatal car crash.  Luckily, teen car accidents can be prevented with education on certain strategies.

Various behaviors such as distracted or drowsy driving, inexperience, immaturity, drinking and driving, nighttime driving, and not wearing seatbelts contribute to a teens risk of a motor vehicle accident.  In their driver education campaign, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) delineates a strategy for preventing car accident related deaths and injuries among adolescent drivers: parental responsibility, reducing youth access to alcohol, encouraging seat belt use, and enforcing graduated driver licensing.  By following this strategy, teens will hopefully reduce the number of negligent driver accidents that plague U.S roadways.

If you or someone you know is the victim of a Missouri or St. Louis car accident, involving a teenager or negligent driver, an auto accident lawyer will defend you against large insurance companies.  To discuss your next step following a crash, contact a St. Louis injury lawyer Chris Dixon at 314.409.7060, or toll free at 855.402.7274.

Christopher Dixon

Personal Injury Attorney at The Dixon Injury Firm
Christopher R. Dixon is the managing attorney and founder of The Dixon Injury Firm. The Dixon Injury Firm has helped injury victims recover over $35,000,000 through verdicts, settlements and judgments. Chris is recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and among their Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys. Recognized as a Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Chris aggressively fights for those injured through the careless, negligent and intentional conduct of others. Call today for a FREE consultation by calling 314-409-7060 or toll-free 855-402-7274.

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