As many young people head back to school this month, the car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of LeVar Alan, which serves communities in and around Little Rock, Arkansas, believe it’s crucial to remind teens and parents of the dangers that many less-experienced drivers face when they get behind the wheel or choose to ride with a friend.
Car accidents are a leading cause of death among American teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Consider that for the most recent year on record (2011), on average, seven teenagers per day died in a car accident.
The silver lining to these dour statistics is that many teen driving accidents are avoidable.
Among the top things teen drivers in and around Little Rock and across Arkansas can do to avoid car accidents:
- Never text while behind the wheel.
- Turn off or at least silence your cell phone during drives.
- Mind the speed limit.
- Undercut distractions by driving with few if any passengers.
If you or your teen driver is involved in an Arkansas car accident, one of the experienced Little Rock-area attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar can help. Contact our Arkansas offices online or call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with an accident lawyer: (888) 220-7068.