In time with the Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a Los Angeles injury lawyer herein calls anew to curb distracted driving problem among teens.
Based on a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the number one cause of death among teenagers aged 15-20 and 60 percent of teens are likely to experience a car crash within a year upon receiving a driver’s license.
Meanwhile, in a statistic revealed by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was found out that distracted driving accounts for 25 percent of all reported causes of traffic accidents. Moreover, in a report released by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, California has the second highest fatality rate for drivers and passengers in car accidents involving drivers between the age of 15 and 20.
The lawyer herein urges parents that although they give their teenage sons and daughters driving privilege, at least they should put some precautions into their minds.
In fact, in a recent aim to curb incidences of distracted driving among teens, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) together with the non-profit organization, ImpactTeenDrivers.org, and Mercedez Benz Driving Academy, launched a live demonstration about distracted driving.
During the said event, the organizers put up safety cones in a driving range while a parent drives, the driving coach turned up the music loud, tries to distract the driver by making a call and screaming out since this is what actually teens experience after a Saturday night out.
Hopefully, parents would eventually come to realize the dangers that distracted driving can do to their children so that they can educate them about safe driving, the lawyer had anticipated. In that way, it precautions will start. Thereby, reducing the rapidly growing problem faced by the society on teenage distracted driving.