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Distracted Teens Cause The Most Car Crashes

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In Louisiana and across the United States, Teen Driver Safety Week is scheduled to take place during the week of October 20 to 26. Prior to the event, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers conducted a study from 2011 to 2013. The study monitored 3,400 drivers with an array of technical instruments. One of the researchers at MSU stated that the study yielded important data regarding what took place inside and outside automobiles.

He mentioned that looking at this type of information had an edge over traditional research. A large amount of the surveyed car crashes resulted from people being distracted by their cellphones. Distraction also occurred during 60 varieties of coded categories, including talking on cellphones, listening to others talk on their phones, texting and online surfing. Although drivers using cellphones frequently cause accidents, they also take their eyes off the road because of other distractions. The study reveals that teen drivers are often distracted while driving.

Viewing objects located outside of vehicles often result in fatal crashes. In addition, using cellphones for extended periods, including holding phones while driving, causes many automobile accidents. Teen drivers cause more vehicle collisions than any other category of driver. According to research, teenagers need to learn how to lessen distractions.

Teen drivers need to refrain from using their cellphones while driving, and they should not even keep their phones nearby while engaged in driving their vehicles. A hit-and-run car accident can cause the victim to incur a serious traumatic brain injury and other damages. The victim may wish to seek financial recourse. Consulting with an auto accident lawyer may offer a victim the chance to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. The claim may reach a settlement in or out of court.

The Chip Forstall law offices advocate for the rights of wrongful death survivors, injured pedestrians, drivers, cyclists and more. Call us today for a free consultation.

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