Teen Driver Accidents: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)
February 28, 2015
Concluding our blog series Teen Driver Accidents: 6 Facts to Know, below, we will present some more important information about these types of motor vehicle accidents.
Teen Driver Accidents: More Info You May Need to Know
Fact 5 – When even just one other teen is in a vehicle with a new teen driver, the risk of teen driver accidents increases A LOT.
While we’ve noted that factors like distraction, alcohol use and speeding all contribute to teen driver accidents quite frequently, another circumstance that can increase the risk of teen driver accidents is having other teen passengers in a vehicle. In fact, researchers have found that the risk of teen driver accidents:
- Jumps up about 44 percent when teen motorists have even just one other teenager in a car with them
- About quadruples when three or more teenage passengers are in a vehicle with a teen driver.
Just some of the reasons for this, according to researchers and transportation safety regulators, can include that:
- Teen drivers are far more likely to behave recklessly behind the wheel when other teens are in the car.
- The level of distraction increases dramatically for teen drivers when even just one other teenager is inside of the vehicle.
To combat such distractions and risks, many states have placed restrictions on when and how many other teen passengers can ride with newly licensed teen motorists. However, federal regulators, including those at the NHTSA, are also encouraging parents to step in, talk to their teens about driving safety and set a good example for them on the roads.
Fact 6 – After teen driver accidents, injured people can rely on us for experienced help with their financial recovery.
We’ve presented some interesting facts about teen driver accidents in this blog series so far. However, if you only take one fact away from this, it should be this: if you are ever hurt by a negligent teen driver – or any negligent driver on the roads, you can turn to the Portland car accident attorneys at the Savage Law Firm for:
- Aggressive legal advocacy
- Help pursuing compensation and justice.
At the Savage Law Firm, our lawyers realize how devastating teen driver accidents can be on a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level. That’s why we are here to fight for victims, help them hold negligent parties accountable and, ultimately, help them with their financial recovery.
Portland Car Accident Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Have you been hurt in a traffic accident caused by a negligent or reckless teen driver? If so, you can rely on the Portland car accident attorneys at the Savage Law Firm for experienced help and aggressive legal advocacy. Since 1977, our lawyers have been devoted to providing each of our clients with personal attention, respect and the highest quality legal services.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.