Teen car accident fatalities fell dramatically in the decade from 2000 to 2011. Yet during that same time, the deaths caused by speeding teen drivers rose from 30 percent of all fatal teen crashes to 33 percent of all fatal teen crashes. In other words, speeding has continued to cause fatal teen car accidents in Iowa and around the country—and it has continued to devastate families. However, it has not gotten the attention it deserves, according to a recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Why We Need to Talk More About the Dangers of Speeding Teen Drivers in Iowa
If you are the parent, teacher or friend of a teen driver, or if you are just a concerned community member, then you may be
able to make a difference. As a community, we need to start talking more about the dangers of fatal speeding accident among teens because:
- The danger is not going away. Speeding is still a factor in about one third of fatal teen accidents.
- The danger may be getting lost as we focus on other dangers, such as distracted driving.
- The things that we say may save a life.
Together, we may be able to save young lives and we may be able to save families from the devastation of losing a child.
Contact a Cedar Rapids Car Accident Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt
If a teen driver who has been speeding has injured you, or if a teenager who was driving too fast has killed your loved one, then you may need help. You may be able to recover damages for your family that can help you now and in the future.
For more information, please contact an experienced Cedar Rapids car accident attorney today at 319-731-9009 or 888-807-2752. We also invite you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, to learn more about what to do after a serious Iowa accident.