Driving distractions resulting from peer passengers is proving to be dangerous and can ultimately lead to your teen driver being fatally injured in a Bucks County distracted driving accident. Studies are finding that it is simply safer for your teen to drive alone and without friends in the car.
The dangers of teen passengers
A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes that teens are:
- Twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash when another teen is in the car with them
- Five times more likely when there are two or more teens riding with them
The differences between girls and boys
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) also conducted a study and found that when teen passengers were present:
Female teen drivers were more likely to crash resulting from talking to their friends
Male teen drivers displayed dangerous driving habits, such as speeding and performing illegal maneuvers
Driving distractions come in all different shapes and sizes, including peer influences. If your teen has been injured in a Bucks County distracted driving accident, you can order your free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Bucks County car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.