Car accidents caused by teen drivers are very common in Illinois. Unfortunately, these accidents often result in serious physical, emotional, and financial damage. It is important that a teen driver takes every necessary step he can in order to remain safe while on the road.
One of the most common causes for a teen accident is for the teen to become distracted while driving. An accident involving a distracted driver often results in serious damage and injuries because the distracted driver has little time to react.
It is important that all teen drivers know how to prevent themselves from becoming distracted behind the wheel. Three ways this can be accomplished are:
- Stay hands-free. Teens seem to be on their phones endlessly. This often continues into the car while driving. Studies have shown that texting while driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. If a teen driver feels it is necessary to respond to a text or call immediately, she should first pull off the road.
- Don’t be a rubbernecker. Most teens are inquisitive and like to see what is going on around them. They often do this on the road as they gawk at accidents, breakdowns, and construction.
- Keep passengers under control. Many teen drivers often have young passengers with them while driving. It is important that everyone in the vehicle knows the importance of remaining calm while on the road.
If you or your family has been involved in an accident, contact an experienced Gurnee personal injury attorney at Hupy and Abraham to seek compensation. Call 847-625-5500 today for a free case evaluation.