Teenage drivers are much more likely than adult drivers to be involved in a Connecticut car accident. Even though new research has shown that teenage fatalities caused by car accidents have decreased substantially in the state of Connecticut in the past five years, these younger motorists still have an emphatically greater chance of being involved in a car crash than their adult counterparts.
Deaths caused by auto accidents where teenage drivers we involved have also decreased through the United States over the past four decades. The reality of the situation, however, is that drivers who are between 16-years-old and 19-years-old are almost three times more predisposed to getting into a deadly car crash than those drivers who are 20 years of age or older.
Some of the answers as to why these statistics look so grim for teenage drivers are listed below. These reasons may include but are not limited to:
This answer is the most apparent. The more time you have spent participating in an activity, the more you improve at it and the better you get. Teenage drivers are drivers who have only very recently received their Connecticut driver’s license.
In spite of the testing and classes that are necessary for them to obtain their license, they are still sorely lacking in experience, especially when compared to an adult that has been driving for decades. This makes teenagers more susceptible to common driving blunders which, in turn, causes them to wind up in more precarious situations more often.
The majority of teenagers are much less worried about engaging in risky behaviors than more mature drivers. Teenagers are more prone to drive at excessive rates of speed, have more passengers in their vehicle and have loud music playing. Each of these factors can play a role in their unwilling involvement in a car accident.
Teenagers are much more inclined to develop distracted driving habits like making phone calls, or sending and receiving text messages while they are behind the wheel. These sorts of unsafe actions can be the catalyst for ending up in very dangerous situations that could potentially have deadly outcomes.
Our attorneys at The Moynahan Law Firm have more than 30 years of experience helping people who have been injured in Connecticut car accidents get the financial settlement to which they are entitled.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident, you could be eligible to receive remuneration for things such as medical bills, emergency room visits, prescription medications, lost wages from missed work, as well as pain and suffering.
If you would be interested in receiving a no-obligation consultation with one of our qualified, prominent personal injury attorneys concerning a car accident in which you were injured, then please give us a call at (203) 597-6364 and speak with someone in our Southbury or Waterbury offices today.