Why New Drivers Are At a Higher Risk
As a new driver, you are still learning how to operate a vehicle and become familiar with the rules of the road. This can be a challenging and overwhelming experience, which can lead to mistakes being made. One of the most common – and dangerous – mistakes is distracted driving. Here's what parents and guardians need to know.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from the task of driving. This can include talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, fidgeting with the controls in your car, and more. Any of these activities can be dangerous and increase your risk of being involved in an accident.
Why Are New Drivers More Likely to Be Distracted?
There are a few reasons why new drivers are more likely to be distracted while driving. First, as we mentioned, they are still learning and may not be as confident behind the wheel. This can lead them to take their attention off the road to look at things inside or outside the car. They may also be more easily distracted by their passengers, who may be talking, texting, or just being rowdy. Finally, new drivers may not have developed the good habits experienced drivers have when avoiding distractions.
How Can Parents and Guardians Help?
There are a few things that parents and guardians can do to help their teens avoid distracted driving. First, set a good example by never using your phone or engaging in other activities that take your attention away from the road. Second, talk with your teen about the dangers of distracted driving and why it's so important to stay focused when behind the wheel. Finally, ensure your teen is getting plenty of practice driving in different conditions and environments to gain experience and confidence.
Auto Accident Injury Attorneys
At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we know that a car accident can happen anytime, anywhere. We're here to help if you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident. Our experienced auto accident injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve and help you get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free consultation.