Inexperienced drivers are the primary cause for car accidents involving teen drivers. An inexperienced driver can easily become negligent, or worse, reckless. Teenagers, for the most part, have shorter attention spans and are easily distracted. Whether it’s a text message, a negative reaction to a social media post, or a brand new posting by their favorite blogger, teens’ eyes are more focused on their phones than on what’s going on around them.
Teens are essentially learning everything there is to know about driving for the first time. Reaction times are slower, dangers may not be as apparent, and a false sense of confidence may create an inaccurate perception of road conditions.
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Consider the fact that people in the 15 to 19 age range account for only 7 percent of the U.S. population, yet they also account for 11 percent of all motor vehicle injuries in the country. Teen related car crashes account for $13.6 billion (8.4 percent) of the accumulated costs of all motor vehicle injuries in the United States.
The following groups of inexperienced drivers are at an especially high risk for serious or deadly car crashes:
Why Are Inexperienced Drivers at Risk?
Below are three behaviors that put teens at an even greater danger behind the wheel:
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If you have sustained injuries as a result of another driver’s inexperience, you have the right to hold that driver responsible. Our skilled car accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.