Posted on : May 14, 2012
Fatality Rates Among Inexperienced Drivers
Studies have shown that young drivers (under 21) are at a significantly higher risk of being involved in traffic accidents when passengers under 21 are present. Much like cell phones, teenage passengers can be extremely distracting. This can be disastrous for an inexperienced driver.
“At age 17 or younger, a driver’s chances of being involved in a fatal car accident increases by 44 percent when a passenger under the age of 21 is present. The chances are doubled when two passengers under 21 are present and quadrupled with the presence of three or more. When a passenger 35 or older is present, fatality rates decrease dramatically. Fatality rates are lowered by as much as 62 percent when a passenger over 35 is present (SeattleTimes.com).” 1 800 411 Pain strongly recommends the presence of an experienced driver when young drivers are traveling with friends. Friends can be extremely distracting and a young, inexperienced driver may have difficulty juggling the attention of their peers while trying to focus on the road.
In an effort to reduce the number of fatal car accidents among young drivers, many states are considering laws that will prevent drivers under 21 from traveling with passengers who are also under 21 unless someone over 21 is present. As a company dedicated to safer driving practices and trends, 1 800 411 Pain’s goal is to see the roads a safer place to travel. Auto accidents are far too common these days. 1 800 411 Pain appreciates the opportunity to be in a position to help motorists become safer, more alert drivers.
For more of the latest information on driver safety and accident news, visit www.411Pain-News.com. Robert Lewin, owner of 1 800 411 Pain, reminds you not to drink and drive and to always wear your seat belt.
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