What’s Causing So Many Fatal Teen Driver Accidents?
Statewide (October 22, 2020) – A survey administered by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) is shedding some light on the teen driving behaviors that may be causing a high number of fatal accidents.
THSO reported that Tennessee car accident fatalities involving a teenage driver increased by 49% from 2015 to 2019. In the survey, 87% of teens admitted to driving over the speed limit on a regular basis. At least 40% said that they don’t wear a seat belt.
And teens aren’t the only ones taking risks behind the wheel: 70% of teens surveyed said they’d seen their parents texting and driving. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys encourages parents to set a good example for teens by driving responsibly. Source: THSO, WKRN