As a teenager, you may find yourself spending more time behind the wheel during the summer months when school is out. Doing things with friends and experiencing the world around you is something most of us looked forward to when school got out. It’s an unfortunate fact that teen drivers are involved in a significant portion of auto accidents nationwide, about 30 percent of accidents according to certain studies. Inexperience, distracted driving and impaired driving are just a few of the factors that come into play when teens get involved in accidents. But there are things you can do to keep you and your friends safer on the road:
- Silence your phone and place it out of sight
- Speak up if you are a passenger and the driver is driving in an unsafe manner
- Always buckle up, no matter who you’re with
- Obey posted speed limits
- Never drink and drive
- Never drive under the influence of illegal drugs and certain types of prescription medications
By doing these things, you will be avoiding some of the most common reasons teen drivers get involved in car accidents.
Many of the lawyers and team members at The Law Offices of Alan LeVar are parents themselves. We are passionate about helping teen drivers learn how to be the safest drivers they can be. To learn more about us or for a free consultation, please call our team in Little Rock at (888) 220-7068.