Teen Car Accidents: What Are The Main Causes?
I think we all can remember the first day we were legally allowed to drive because we’d obtained our driver’s license. It’s a major milestone in every teenager’s life. As we all know, however, teen drivers are usually inexperienced and more like to get into accidents when they are first starting out. Actually, every day in the United States about six teenagers die in car accidents.
Car Accidents Are Leading Cause of Deaths of Teens
According to the CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), car accidents are the leading cause of death of teens in the United States. Statistically speaking, each year more than 2,400 teens between the ages of 16-19 die in car crashes. Also, each year hospitals receive almost 300,000 visits from teen drivers involved in car accidents.
Greatest Causes of Teen Driving Accidents
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 57% of teen car accidents are caused by distracted driving. Texting, Snapchatting, Tweeting, Instagramming; all have been logged in as the main red alarms for distracted driving dangers..
Texas has implemented laws to reduce and prevent teen car accidents. One requirement is that new teen drivers must gain experience before driving alone or carrying passengers other than guardians.
Other Causes of Teenager Car Accidents
The causes of vehicle accidents generally fall into several categories including:
- Human error
- Mechanical malfunction
- External conditions such as weather or road debris.
Teen drivers are less experienced, and they may have difficulty making quick decisions when faced with various new situations.
Call an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Houston
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident that has caused by a teenager, you should contact an experienced car accident attorney. Call (713) 524-8139 or go online to set up a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney at Pusch and Nguyen Law Firm. The consultation is free, and you pay nothing until your case is settled.