It’s never easy to hand over the keys to your teenage children in the hopes that they’ll operate their vehicles or your vehicles safely. Many people recognize that with less experience and a higher likelihood of taking on more dangerous activities that teens may be at risk for serious injuries and accidents.
Statistics also back this up and may raise concerns for parents about adding these teenagers on their insurance policies for the potentially devastating consequences of an accident with serious injuries.
Here are some of the most recent and important statistics surrounding teen driving:
- Nearly 50% of teen passengers and drivers between the ages of 16 and 19, who suffered fatal injuries and car accidents for not wearing a seatbelt.
- Teens are more likely than other age groups to speed.
- Distracted driving is a leading problem among teen drivers.
- Teens who have recently received their driver’s license have the highest crash rates, and in the first few months of having their license, the crash rate per mile is as high as 1.5 times beyond that for 18 to 19 year old drivers.
- Approximately 50% of all fatal car accidents involving teenagers in 2020 happened on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and most of them happened at night.
If you or someone you know has already been seriously injured in an accident with a teenager or if your teen was critically hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to share these concerns with an experienced San Francisco car accident lawyer.
The right attorney can help you gather evidence, file paperwork, and move forward with your life effectively.