We represent individuals and families injured in motor vehicle accidents. Accidents involving teens often involve more passengers, and more serious injuries. Now that a new school year is well underway, it’s a good time to remember tips for teen driving safety.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were more than 28,000 motor vehicle accidents involving teen drivers in 2011. That figure represents a four percent increase from the year before. These accidents kill and permanently injure thousands of young people and others on the road. If you have a child or a friend who is a teen, consider these points:
NHTSA advises parents to set rules and monitor them. Breaking rules means loss of driving privileges. Rules to follow include:
It only takes one glance off the road to make a fatal driving error. Drive safely and encourage teens to do the same. If an accident occurs in Florida, speak to an experienced Jacksonville, Florida injury attorney.
Attorney Shane Herbert also contributed to this blog post.