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What factors increase the risk of teen car accidents?

Anyone can experience a car accident, but some age groups are more at risk for an accident than other age groups. Teens and young adults are two of the age groups that typically experience a higher rate of car accidents. The reasons for this discrepancy are many, with one of the most common involving a lack of experience.

Researchers across the nation often study car accident statistics gathered from all American states. This data helps identify risk patterns so that lawmakers and safety experts can recommend ways to reduce car accidents.

Research data can also help motorists avoid accidents by identifying situations in which the risk of a crash is high. For example, if a motorist notices a youth driving a vehicle nearby, the motorist can be on the lookout for potentially dangerous situations.

You can also use the following teen accident risk factors to help you spot a potentially hazardous situation.

  • Teen drivers carrying teen passengers
  • Excessive speeding
  • Following traffic too closely
  • Young motorists driving at night
  • Teen drinking and driving
  • Driving while using electronic devices

You should also know that young male drivers typically experience more car accidents than female teens, especially when they are carrying male passengers. However, research indicates that teen accidents with female drivers are on the rise.

Taking risks and exploring boundaries are part of being a teenager. Unfortunately, these behaviors can also increase the risk of causing or being involved in a car accident. Victims have the right to seek compensation for the harm suffered in a negligent accident regardless of the age of the other motorist. A legal professional can show victims how to accomplish this goal in the state of Illinois.

Source: NICHD, "What risk factors do all drivers face?," accessed Feb. 23, 2018

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