Port Charlotte Injury Lawyer Offers Safe Summer Driving Tips for Teens and Parents

by Carmen Dellutri on June 8, 2012

Port Charlotte accident attorneyCar accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.  In addition, research shows that the deadliest days for teen drivers are quickly approaching. During the summer months of May, June, July, and August, nearly twice as many teens died on the roads each day when compared to the rest of the year.

As Port Charlotte accident attorneys, we want help teens stay safe as they prepare to hit the road for proms, graduation parties, and vacations. Below are several important tips for teen drivers:

Pay attention. Take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel for even a second and next thing you know, your car could be wrapped around a telephone pole and you could be sitting in a jail cell.

Buckle up. 2 out of 3 teens that die in car accidents aren’t wearing seat belts, even though it only takes a half-second to make it click. Plus, Florida cops can now pull you over just because you’re not wearing it.

Limit distractions. Too much noise and movement around you can keep you from seeing the important stuff on the road. Hey, your friends don’t have to act like mannequins, but ask them to bring it down a level.

Don't drink and drive. Even if you think you’re probably OK to drive, you might not be. Why take the chance of losing your license or killing yourself or someone else? Sleep it off, call a cab, call a friend or call a parent.

Obey the speed limits. Going too fast gives you less time to stop or react. Excess speed is one of the main causes of teenage accidents.

Use your head. Make smart decisions, use common sense, follow the rules of the road and you’ll be a safer driver.

Source: Florida Highway Patrol

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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