Friday, May 19, 2017

Are Teen Drivers Really as Dangerous as Claimed? An Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyer Explains

While it’s true that car accidents can happen anywhere, it’s more accurate to say that car accidents can happen anywhere there is a teenage driver. Data from a long-term study by the Teen Risk and Injury Prevention Group at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, estimates that one in five teens will be involved in a car accident in the first six months of being behind the wheel.

This statistic defies the fact that roads and vehicles safer than ever on average. The culprit? Technology. Almost 75% of American teenagers own a mobile phone and it’s estimated that this rise in teen mobile phone ownership will only continue.

Teenagers use their mobile phones for everything—calls, texts, messenger apps, going online, playing games, recording video, taking photos, and so on. Unfortunately, they connect while they’re driving, resulting in a phenomenon called distracted driving.

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