Fort Myers Event Promotes Teen Driving Safety

by Carmen Dellutri on May 16, 2013

Fort Myers personal injury lawyerAs Fort Myers accident attorneys, we are proud that our community is making teen driving safety a top priority. Parents of teen drivers recently gathered to learn how to protect teens from becoming a tragic statistic.

The Allstate Foundation and the National Safety Council sponsored the Drive It Home event, which featured teens and parents impacted by accidents. Maryanne Abbate talked about the death of her 15-year-old son, a passenger in a car driven by a teen friend who was speeding and lost control.

As News-Press.com reports, Florida statistics reveal that there were 28,176 accidents involving teen drivers in 2011 alone, with 91 teen drivers and 63 passengers killed. In Lee County, six teens were killed as the result of a teen behind the wheel. In 2012, Collier saw 442 crashes involving a teen driver.

As highlighted by National Safety Council Vice President John Ulczycki, “The cause for most teen crashes is inexperience.” Therefore, it is imperative for parents to spend time with their children behind the wheel, even after they get their driver’s license.

“We know from our research that parents are the number one source of information for teen drivers, yet 40 percent don’t know car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens,” added Fort Myers Allstate Exclusive Agent Kevin Greenwell.

For helpful tips about improving teen driving safety, we encourage you to check out our prior posts.

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 Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. 

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

 

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