There are many factors that can lead to your teen driver becoming injured in a Pennsylvania car accident. Understanding the leading causes and when teen drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident can help keep them safe.
When teen drivers are more at risk
A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that young drivers are 50 percent more likely to be involved in a traffic accident within the first month of driving independently than after a full year of being behind the wheel.
The leading causes of teen accidents
Understanding the three common mistakes young drivers are making within the first month of driving can help you as a parent prepare your teen for the dangers they face on the Pennsylvania roadways. They include:
- The failure to reduce speed
- The failure to yield to other vehicles
- Inattentive and distracted driving, which includes using a cell phone while driving
However, your teen’s car accident may not have been their fault. To understand more about your teen’s accident case, order your copy of our free book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you or your child has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.