The latest statistics from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is an eye opener. Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers nationwide and in Massachusetts. The statistics show that new drivers are four times more likely to be killed and fourteen times more likely to be injured than any other demographic. Teens are also twice as likely to kill a passenger in their car.
The main causes of car crashes were speed and inexperience. Distracted driving including texting, phone usage and distraction from passengers, often play a role. Alcohol, failure to wear a seat belt, and emotional distractions are additional factors.
Proper auto driver’s training reinforced by parental supervision are keys to educating and ensuring responsibility amongst teenage drivers in Lowell and surrounding communities. If you are in an auto accident, contact a Lowell area personal injury lawyer to ensure that you are aware of all laws and proper insurance guidelines. It is always best to speak to an attorney that specializes in auto accident cases prior to talking to an insurance company adjuster or lawyer.