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Speeding Is a Factor in Atlanta Teenage Accidents

Speeding Is a Factor in Atlanta Teenage Accidents

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > August > Speeding Is a Factor in Atlanta Teenage Accidents

Sadly, car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in Georgia. Because teens are known to drive based on emotions and are more prone to speed than other age groups, they often are blamed for their own serious and fatal crashes. These fatal Atlanta accidents could be reduced significantly if teen drivers would just slow down.

Excessive speed accounts for one-third of all fatal teen auto accidents in Georgia and throughout the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although you may not believe that your teenager speeds, consider these statistics from Allstate:

  • 17% of teenagers surveyed said that speeding is fun
  • 26% of teenage drivers identified themselves as "aggressive" drivers and exceed the posted limits by more than 20 mph
  • 55% of teen drivers indicated that they speed by more than 10 mph over the posted speed limit
  • 69% of teen drivers say they speed because they are keeping up with traffic

Most surveys and studies show that new drivers and drivers under 30 years old have a higher tendency to speed. To the same degree, speeding-related fatal crashes in Atlanta and across this nation decrease with the driver's increasing age.

If you are a parent of a teenage driver in Georgia, talk to your teen about driving safely and the dangers of speeding. Also, set a good example by modeling safe driving speeds when your children are riding in your vehicle.

If your teen driver was injured in an Atlanta crash due to no fault of their own, please call The Kalka Law Group to speak with one of our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers in a free legal consultation and find out your rights.​

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