For young people, few things are as rewarding as learning to drive and earning a driver’s license. That’s a major reason that our Little Rock, Arkansas accident and injury attorneys are sponsoring the 2016 Safe Arkansas Scholarship.
But here’s a hard truth about teens and driving:
Experience has shown our car accident lawyers that learning to drive is a rite-of-passage that can be dangerous and even deadly when new drivers factor in youthful exuberance and the teenage sense of indestructibility.
The good news is that parents remain the strongest influence in the lives of their young people. When parents refrain from speeding, aggressive driving, and other behaviors that cause car accidents to happen, their young people are likely to follow suit.
Still, why talk to teens specifically about the dangers of speeding?
Consider these two speed-related statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration:
- Of all drivers aged 15-24 years of age involved in fatal crashes, 32 percent were speeding.
- Of drivers under age 21 involved in fatal crashes, 38 percent of the male and 24 percent of the female drivers were speeding.
Our car accident lawyers cannot emphasize enough how important it is for parents to talk with their youngsters about speeding and other dangerous driving habits, and to lead by example by always following the posted speed limit, even when you’re in a hurry.
If you or your teenager does experience a Little Rock, Arkansas-area car accident, you will need an experienced auto accident lawyer. You can contact the car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar online or by calling (888) 220-7068 today for a free case consultation.