October is the most dangerous month for teen drivers
Most teens long to get their drivers license. Parents of teens aren’t always quite so thrilled. There’s a good reason why. Car crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in the United States.
The third week in October has been designated as the National Teen Driver Safety Week. The S.E. Farris Law Firm would like to remind teen drivers and their parents of the steps that can be taken to reduce the chances of being involved in a car accident.
Teen Crash Stats and Ways to Avoid Accidents
In the U.S., teenagers are ten times more likely to get in an accident during their first year of driving. Two-thirds of the deaths for passengers aged 13-19 occur while riding in a car with a teen driver.
October is also the most dangerous month for teen crashes, according to claims data compiled by State Farm. Nationwide, crashes involving 16 and 17-year-old drivers spike in October, a month when school is back in session and social activities like Friday night football games and homecoming dances vie for the attention of teens.
But there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk that a teenager will be hurt in an accident – or will hurt others.
- Don’t talk on the cell phone while driving.
- Do not text while driving.
- The driver and passengers should always wear a seat belt.
- Do not speed.
- Do not ride with impaired drivers.
At The S.E. Farris Law Firm, we represent car accident victims. We have seen firsthand how a serious accident can alter a person’s life forever. Therefore, it is important to remind teenagers of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of driving.
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At The S.E. Farris Law Firm, our practice is focused on the needs of injury victims. We guarantee our clients that our dedication is more than just a motto. At the end of your case, we measure our success not by the amount of money we have recovered for you but by whether you would give our name to others as good lawyers to have on their side.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, call 314-A-LAWYER (314-252-9937) today for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.