Teen Drivers at Higher Risk of Being Killed When Traveling with Passengers
May 8, 2012 – According to reports, the release of a new AAA study says that teen drivers are at a higher risk of being killed when they have passengers in the vehicle. This really comes as no surprise to most Los Angeles car accident lawyers I know, and I think it is the same everywhere, except California is a tourist mecca with lots of kids driving in the mix, with big time traffic. But now, according to researchers for the AAA Foundation, data from their study shows that teen drivers are at a higher risk of being killed when they have passengers in their vehicle. The newly released study showed the risk decreases when there is an adult added to the passengers in the vehicle, rather than just other teens. This makes sense to me. I mean, come on, I was a kid once.
According to Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood there are many things that teens can do to avoid being distracted and he said that teens should buckle up. La Hood said that keeping both hands on wheel can help avoid accident, teens should not use cell phones or text while driving and drinking and driving should be avoided. Like no duh. Isn’t it illegal for teens to drink? He said that following these things can help to save lives of teen drivers. And it’s a no brainer. My own personal opinion is that kids should learn to drive with an adult in the car. What do you think? This has been an educational discussion started by attorney Michael P. Ehline, Esq., of Ehline Law Firm PC at 213.596.9642. He is a California attorney and assists victims in that state as a Nationally recognized injury lawyer. I wanted to give him a shout out and look forward to seeing him soon at the next personal injury seminar. If you are even in California and are injured, definitely give him a ring.