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Tragic accident in rainy weather shows how teens can misjudge driving conditions

More than older drivers, teenagers can be apt to show off for their friends or encouraged to take risks that can cause accidents.
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    January 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Traffic accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. above all other major factors, say the Centers for Disease Control. The reasons for accidents vary, but driver inexperience and risk taking are at the top of the list. Every year over 2,000 teenagers in the country are killed in auto accidents, and over 200,000 are injured. Teenage drivers are responsible for about 30 percent of the medical costs for all car accidents. Younger drivers are three times more likely than more experienced drivers to be involved in a fatal crash.

With drivers between the ages of 16 to 19 making up the largest portion of people involved in crashes and traffic violations, parents may want to know the risk factors, in order to help their kids avoid getting into an accident. Understandably, inexperienced drivers are less able to detect dangerous situations or to make quick decisions to avoid getting in an accident. Certain driving situations, such as bad road conditions or night driving, take time to master. And many young drivers make the choice to drink and drive, or to get in a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.

Teens can be influenced by their passengers

More than older drivers, teenagers can be apt to show off for their friends or encouraged to take risks that can cause accidents. Many also choose not to wear seatbelts. This combination may have been what contributed to a tragic car accident in Morris County last September, reported KLTV. According to police, a 19-year-old driver with three passengers lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into a tree. Along with an 18-year-old passenger, the driver was killed. The two other teenage passengers were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Authorities reported the accident occurred in rainy weather and none of the teenagers were wearing seatbelts.

Parents can help their kids make safe decisions about driving years before they're old enough to get behind the wheel. State Farm has the following tips:
- Buckle seatbelts and make sure all passengers are buckled up before starting the car.
- Don't drive while distracted, such as using a cell phone, eating or fiddling with electronics.
- Don't speed, tailgate or drive aggressively.
- Avoid driving while tired.

By showing consistent, safe driving habits, parents can set an example that their kids are likely to emulate, especially if parents openly communicate and set clear rules before letting their kids drive.

Even if you're taking all the precautions to drive safely, it's not possible to prevent every accident. There is always the chance you or a loved one will be affected by a negligent, inexperienced or intoxicated teenage driver. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights, including being compensated for your medical expenses.

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