Facts About Teen Car Crashes in Georgia

Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers in Alpharetta County and throughout the United States. Because 16 to 19 year old drivers are more likely to get involved in a car crash than any other age group, they are also are more likely to get injured and die as a result.

As an Alpharetta car crash attorney, teen driving safety concerns our law firm. Facts about teen crashes include:

  • 3,118 teenagers ages 15 to 19 were killed as a driver or passenger of a teen driver in 2008.
  • Teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely to get in a fatal crash than drivers between the ages of 25 t0 69.
  • Teens passengers can be a huge distraction for teen drivers.
  • Talking on a cell phone or texting while driving are distractions that have been proven to cause fatal accidents for teen drivers.
  • A teen is 10 times more likely to crash during his or her first 500 miles of driving.
  • Teens that have easy access to cars and are not properly supervised are more likely to crash.

Surprisingly, research has shown that environmental conditions, weather, aggressive driving, or drowsy driving are not primary factors in the majority of teen accidents; however, the two major factors that contribute to teen driver crashes in Alpharetta are texting while driving and traveling with other teens in the car.

However, teen drivers are not always at fault for the accidents they are involved in. If your teen was injured in an Alpharetta car crash, your teenager may have rights to financial compensation. Please call a qualified Alpharetta car crash lawyer to find out more about your rights at Kalka & Baer.

Categories: Auto Accidents