Teenage Drivers in NC and Virginia – the Statistics
Car accidents in NC and Virginia can happen to anyone of any age. But statistics show that those most likely to have an accident are young drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 35 percent of all teenage deaths are motor vehicle related. Each year, over 5,000 teenagers die in a motor vehicle accident. During 2006, a teenager died in a motor vehicle accident, on average, once every hour on the weekend days and almost once every two hours during the week days. According to Safe Roads for Teens, 186 people were killed in 2011 in North Carolina car crashes involving teen drivers.
Which teen drivers are most at risk?
- Males: In 2010, twice as many male teenagers died in motor vehicle accidents as female drivers.
- Teens driving with teen passengers: Just one teenage passenger in an automobile driven by a teen increases the risk of an auto accident and death. The more teenage passengers, the greater the risk.
- Newly licensed teens: The biggest risk for a car crash, given their inexperience, are drivers who just got their license.
Contact Attorney Joe Miller for Help
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you deserve experienced legal representation on your side that can help you fight for the full and fair compensation you need to cover the many different costs that can arise in the aftermath of a serious accident. For the help you need, contact Norfolk attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law today by calling (888) 694-1671 to learn more about your legal rights and options under the law.