Teen Driver Safety Week
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 20, 2008 in Car Accidents
This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week and this years theme is Ride Like a Friend. A major focus will be on teens to make better decisions such as not riding with inexperienced drivers, refraining from distracting behavior and always wearing a seat belt. About half of the teens who die in crashes each year are passengers.
Tendency to speed, aggressive driving, driving while distracted and taking dangerous risks are all reasons why teens are more likely to crash. They are also the least likely to wear a seat belt.
Ninety-six teens died in motor vehicle accidents and approximately 8,000 were injured in WIsconsin last year. Statistics show that teenagers make up 5% of licensed drivers in Wisconsin, but they account for 13% of the drivers involved in crashes.
Take a few moments to talk to your teen about responsible driving practices.