When you look at fatal accident statistics, you can quickly see that teenagers are responsible for a disproportionate number of these serious crashes. When compared to other age groups, they simply cause fatal wrecks too often, showing that they are a high-risk demographic. This is especially clear when you consider how teens tend to spend less time on the road than most other age groups.
Some of the reasons for this risk level include dangerous decisions by the teens themselves. For instance, if they neglect to wear their seatbelts, then they are less likely to survive crashes. However, that doesn’t necessarily influence why they cause these accidents. What is the reason that they are responsible in so many of these cases?
They lack experience
The main reason for many teens’ poor driving habits is simply a lack of experience on their part. This can lead to many driving errors that would not be made by a more experienced driver.
For example, an accident may happen when a teenage driver enters a turn too quickly, loses control of the vehicle, over-corrects their course and drives into the oncoming traffic lanes. The entire accident could have simply been avoided by slowing down more prior to the turn, but it takes time and experience to learn things like how to adjust your speed as needed.
Most teens become better drivers in time, but they are still going to cause crashes as they do so. Those who are injured in these collisions need to know how to seek financial compensation. This compensation can help to cover medical bills, lost wages and much more.