By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Alabama and other states, roads are filled with teenage drivers. It is a big responsibility to get behind the wheel of a car. The teen driver is not only responsible for his or her own safety but also the safety of the passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. An automobile is a “dangerous instrument” that can and does cause wrongful death and personal injuries on a daily basis. In Alabama, one out of every eight teenage drivers in an automobile accident according to 2007 statistics. This amounts to 30,000 teens out of 250,000 teens according to the Alabama Safe Teen Driving Coalition.
Tragically, over 4,500 teens ranging from the age of 16 to 19 died in automobile accidents in 2005. Many of these automobile accidents resulted from driver inexperience, poor judgment, driver distraction, and speeding.
You can read more about the dangers and problems of teen drivers in Alabama along with measures to decrease accident related injuries and deaths at Alabama Teen Drivers May Be Heading for Trouble.