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Are Young Male Drivers Really More Dangerous on the Roads?

There is a myth that teenage boys are the most dangerous drivers on the roads today. Well, the myth is a fact, because the fatal rates of car accidents for drivers 16-19 years old is almost three times the rate for drivers who are 20 years old and older. Two decades ago, all of the states had restrictions on new young male drivers. But today, young drivers are permitted to be out at all hours of the night, which prevent interventions that used to be aimed to keep them a safer demographic on the road.

Teens Have Accidents with Pedestrians, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists and ATVs

Young teen male drivers have accidents frequently, with:

  • Pedestrians
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • All-terrain vehicles

Young drivers who are new to the road are inexperienced, and may act immaturely when faced with the possibility of an accident. For example, a young teen may not understand how to avoid an accident in the moments before a potential car crash, which could lead to higher injuries sustained in both vehicles. Teens in cars have higher risks related to their overall development and maturity. If these drivers have a poor ability to correctly identify a dangerous driving situation and react confidently to it, they will have an accident. They don’t have the experience to know what to do in many driving situations, because of their lack of time logged behind the wheel of a car.

Teens Do Not Correctly Identifying High Crash Risk Behaviors

Young male drivers often do not correctly perceive high crash risk behaviors, before they initiate certain high crash behaviors such as speeding, breaking traffic laws and racing.

Unfortunately, young male drivers share the road with the rest of us. Their antics on the road whether deliberate or by accident, can cause serious accidents with personal injuries for passengers and drivers in all vehicles involved in the crash. A winning New Jersey personal injury lawsuit can help get you the money you need following a major or minor crash with a law-breaking driver.

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If you have been in a car accident, take this time to call Sarofiem&Antoun at (201) 792–3333. We are able to discuss this case with you, and give you the peace of mind you need to recover the compensation needed to heal in this case. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis so you pay us nothing unless we win your case. We are ready to get started today!

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