Blog Category Teenage Drivers
Many parents recall that the moment their child was born — while exhilarating — was a terrifying experience. However, no parental horror can quite be matched by the moment when they first get their hands on a set of car keys. Not only are teen drivers out and about on their own, but they’re behind the wheel of a two-ton behemoth that goes 80 mph or more!
Having a teen who’s started driving can be scary, but parents should always … Read more
Teenage drivers cause more auto accidents than people in any other age group. This can be attributed to a general inexperience behind the wheel and an overall sense of invincibility. Teens very rarely believe that anything will happen to them or their friends, and they believe that driver’s education gives them all of the training they need to be experts on the road.
Neither of these things are true, of course. Teens are not invincible, and a few months of … Read more
A teenager and alcohol is not only an illegal combination, it is a dangerous one. Teenage drunk driving injures or kills thousands of people each year. You may have had a talk with your teenager, or one that you know, about the dangers of alcohol and drunk driving, but have you given them the skills they need to say no?
It can be difficult for teens to say no to their friends. It can also be difficult to refuse temptation. … Read more
As the parent or guardian of a teenage driver, you are understandably concerned about allowing your young adult to take control of the vehicle. Watching your teen pull out of the driveway in your car can be a stressful experience. When you have taken the time to lay down the ground rules, you can relax a bit, even if not totally. The following is a great set of rules for any teenage driver.
Your teen should not be … Read more
A 17-year-old girl is recovering from injuries she suffered in a single vehicle accident on Wednesday.
According to authorities, Kailey Miller was traveling at what investigators believe was excessive speed, on Parkwood School Road when she passed another vehicle in a non-passing zone. An oncoming vehicle forced her to swerve back into her lane where she lost control and struck a tree. Miller’s vehicle struck the tree with such force that the engine was expelled through the hood … Read more
Recently, an 18 year old Asheville teen dropped his cell phone onto the floor board of his car. As he leaned down to retrieve it, he lost control of his car and plunged his vehicle 150 feet down a sharp slope. He and his 19 year old friend were ejected from the car, causing serious injury to the friend in the passenger’s seat.
Teenage drivers can cause a great amount of stress to their family and the family members of … Read more
North Carolina Highway Patrol has found that 16 year old Taylor Clark was texting when she caused a head-on collision, killing 17 year old passenger, Seth Beaver. Clark has been charged with misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle, failing to yield, and texting while driving.
It has been illegal for drivers in North Carolina under the age of 18 to use a cell phone while driving since 2006, and for any driver to text while driving since December 1, 2009, … Read more
Police have identified 18 year-old Chahid Omar Solamen as the driver in a one car accident in Greenville, North Carolina that left one person dead, and three hospitalized. An unknown fifth person walked away from the wreckage.
Solamen has been charged with Driving While Impaired, and more charges will likely follow due to the death of one of the passengers. At least three of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.
In 2009, over 45,000 … Read more
In our North Carolina Car Accident Attorney Blog, we recently wrote an article, New Approach to Teach Teens Danger of Texting While Driving. In that article, we described a video that was shown to teens participating in the program, illustrating the danger of texting while driving. AAA Carolinas has announced that it will be airing the video over the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend. That video can be seen by clicking here. WARNING: This video is graphic.
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North Carolina State Highway Patrol Officers acknowledge the difficulty of enforcing North Carolina’s ban on texting while driving. In their efforts to teach teens the danger of texting while driving, troopers are visiting North Carolina high schools with a program designed to deter the illegal act.
The students watch a video that re-enacts a traffic fatality involving a teenage girl texting while driving, and then drifting into oncoming traffic, ultimately killing the occupants of her vehicle, as well as … Read more