The Phoenix car accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. are joining in for the recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) which started in October 2007. This year’s theme is supporting parents in teaching their teens to drive safely. NTDSW aims to make everyone aware of the threat of teen driving fatalities and to find possible solutions for this problem.
According to Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona, there are three primary factors that cause fatal car accidents among teens: distracted driving, failure to reduce speed, and failure to yield. Teen drivers are usually inattentive and will text, talk with a passenger, or play with the radio while driving.
Car Accident Statistics Involving Teens in Arizona
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fatalities among American teens. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported that of the 406 drivers killed in fatal car accidents in 2010, 19 were ages 15-19 years old. Meanwhile, there were 3,078 reported injuries in the same year. These numbers were less than 2009 where there were 31 deaths and 3,290 injuries of drivers 15-19 years old.
Teen Drivers and Safe Driving
Experienced Phoenix auto accident lawyers Mark and Alexis Breyer agree that proper guidance and teaching by example are the best strategies that parents can use to help their teens. As parents, they know that supervising their teens during driving practice can help teens deal with actual driving situations.
Contact an Experienced Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer
Parents of teens involved in Arizona car accidents can approach a skilled accident lawyer that will assist them in examining the accident. The Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help you if you are involved in an accident with a teenage driver. Many times teens are involved in a car accident and it is not their fault. If your teenager is involved in a car accident, Breyer Law Offices, P.C. has helped many parents and teenagers with their claims for pain and suffering. Call today for a free consultation at (602) 457-6222.