From the rugged Rocky Mountains to the bustling streets of Denver, excitement
and adventure await teenagers on summer break. Research shows, however,
that fatal teenage driving accidents are on the rise. With the influx
of teenage drivers on the road during the summer, it is important to remember
safe driving habits and some commonsense guidelines to stay safe.
Here are three safe driving habits for teenagers:
Be cautious of your passengers. Teen drivers with teen passengers are at a high risk for accidents. It
is important to make sure all passengers wear seatbelts and respect the
attention of the driver. While having fun is important, being safe is
just as important. By making sure teen passengers wear seatbelts and keep
the distraction level to a minimum, the teenage driver can increase safety
for everyone involved.
Be mindful of alcohol consumption. Research shows that alcohol plays an important role in teenage driving
accidents. In fact, nearly 25% of male teenagers ages 15-20 involved in
fatal car accidents in 2014 had been drinking. Even having one drink before
driving can impair a teen’s ability to navigate traffic and make
safe decisions, so staying sober and resisting the urge to drink with
friends before driving is vital. It may ensure everyone gets home safely.
Be a commonsense driver. Reckless actions behind the wheel play an important role in many fatal
accidents, and more than 35% of male drivers ages 15-20 involved in fatal
accidents in 2014 were speeding. Having common sense can reduce the risk
of a fatal accident. This involves keeping a safe distance between your
car and the car in front of you, using signals to change lanes, obeying
traffic signals, and properly using headlights after dark.
Although fatal teenage driving accidents are on the rise over the summer,
you can break the trend. By following these safe driving habits, both
teenagers and adults can promote the safety of everyone on the road. If
you have been involved in a
car accident, our personal injury lawyers at Jordan Law can discuss your options for
seeking a beneficial solution. We value the health and wellbeing of every
client, and our team can represent you against insurance companies and
ensure your rights are upheld.
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our firm today.