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How Can I Keep My Teen Driver Safe?

For many people, the learning curve for driving begins when they are in their teenage years. Because teen drivers are less experienced than their older counterparts, they tend to produce higher than average accident rates. However, teens can take precautionary measures to reduce their risk of getting into a car accident.

Teen Driving Statistical Information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in 2016 that six teenagers suffered fatal injuries in highway crashes every day. That same year, nearly 300,000 teens suffered physical harm due to vehicle accidents. Teens are at a higher risk behind the wheel due to a lack of experience. Most dangerous situations are new to teen drivers and can lead to poor decision-making and problem-solving. Teen drivers’ use of devices while operating a vehicle and lack of seat belt use are other concerns. Male teen drivers also have a high incident rate of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Practical Solutions for Safer Teen Driving

Teen drivers deserve an education that includes practical information to keep them and their passengers out of preventable harm. Beyond understanding the rules of the road, they should also be introduced to safety advancements, such as innovative technologies

Many vehicles are now equipped with automatic emergency braking systems, forward collision warnings, adaptive lighting, and other features. Each of these standard or add-on technologies help teens make better choices when they are on the roads. If a car accident does occur, it may happen at a lower rate of speed, lessening the probability of fatalities, long-term harm, and extensive property damage.

Back-up cameras provide another safety net for drivers because they show any vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, or objects that are behind the car. Not only does this reduce the driver’s reliance on rear view and side mirrors alone, but it allows a parent riding with a teen to provide advice in these situations. Spotting an obstacle through a back-up camera that might have been missed by human eyes gives teen drivers a better understanding of blind spots.

Getting accustomed to driving at the speed limit is an important element of safe teen driving. Parents and driving instructors can work with teenagers to either use cruise control upon occasion to monitor speeds or pay attention to speed changes. All teens should be constantly reminded that texting while driving can be a fatal decision. Even picking up the phone at a stop sign or stoplight can lead to tragic consequences. Therefore, from the first driving lesson, a teen should put the phone away in the console or glove compartment to remove any temptations.

Media PA Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Represent Victims of All Types of Car Accidents

If you or your teen was injured in a car accident, contact a Media PA car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello today. Call us at (610) 892-4940 or complete an online contact form for a free consultation. Located in Media, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster, Montgomery County, Norristown, Philadelphia, Reading, Media, and West Chester

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

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I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
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If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
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