Most teenage car accidents happen because teen drivers lack experience. They are not prepared for situations such as bad weather conditions, night time driving, and road rage. If a teenage driver is immature they are more likely to act irresponsibly behind the wheel and cause horrible car crashes.
Almost one third of all fatal teen car crashes involve speeding. Many teen drivers speed. Some of them are trying to show off to their friends or seek thrill. Speeding is very dangerous for teens.
Drinking and driving is becoming an increasing problem with teenagers. They lack the experience of how alcohol affects their body. They get behind the wheel and cause dangerous accidents.
Many teenage drivers get very distracted. They text and drive, talk on the cell phone and change radio stations. The distraction level goes up when there is passengers in the car. Their friends can be loud. They dare them to do risky behavior. Statistics on teen car accidents have revealed that the number of fatal car crashes among teenage drivers increase with each additional passenger.
Teenage drivers are the least likely to wear a seatbelt. Approximately two thirds of teenagers who die in fatal car accidents were not wearing a seat beat.
Gerber Collision and Glass hope that parents take action to help prevent teenage car accidents. Let’s keep our teenagers safe.