The thought of allowing your son or daughter to get behind the wheel for the very first time without you in the car may be a bit frightening. Even if you trust that your child will make smart decisions when driving, you know that other drivers in New Jersey may not be making safe choices. Parents worry about many things when it comes to their children, but new data may have some parents especially worried about the safety of their teens when they are on the road.
According to new data, fatalities amongst teen drivers are on the rise in the U.S. This is concerning because this is the first time in over 10 years that the number of teen driver fatalities has increased. This information may also be frustrating for traffic safety groups to digest since the government, New Jersey communities and other safety advocates have taken numerous steps over the past few years to increase the safety of motorists and to prevent serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents from occurring on our roads.
The data on fatal traffic accidents involving teen drivers was released by the Governors Highway Safety Association earlier this week. According to the data, at least 25 states reported an increase in teen driver deaths last year. During the first six months of 2012, the number of deaths of drivers between the ages of 16 and 17 had increased by 19 percent compared to the number of deaths of young drivers that had been reported during the first six months of 2011.
Teen drivers who are seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents are not always responsible for causing crashes. However, parents should make sure they take some time to discuss the real dangers of distracted driving and reckless driving with their teens. Parents should also explain what sort of dangers their young drivers should look out for in order to possibly avoid a serious accident. No one wants to be responsible for causing a catastrophic accident, and no one should have to suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Source: CNN, “Jump in young teen traffic deaths worrisome, advocates say,” Todd Sperry, Feb. 26, 2013
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