Teenagers are usually excited to be able to drive. They look forward to the day when they get their driver’s license. Because of the graduated licensing laws around the country, teen drivers aren’t able to just get a license and have free run of the road. There are specific requirements for monitored driving time and limits on driving until they get their full license.
There are several things that teen drivers are more likely to do than other drivers. One of the most common is using a cellphone while they drive. Many teens think that they can text and drive. Others think they record TikToks or check social media while they’re behind the wheel. They don’t realize that they’re at great risk of getting into a crash when they’re doing these activities.
Some teens drive recklessly. They don’t abide by the speed limits, and it’s possible that some may not fully know how to apply the rules of the road that they learned. This can put them in danger of slamming into another vehicle because they don’t know the appropriate reaction. This inexperience is often compounded by other distractions.
When you’re involved in an automobile crash, even if the other driver is a teenager, you should still take the same steps to protect your interests. Contact the police department to come out and write a report. Seek medical care if you’re injured so you can get started with the right treatment plan. You may also opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help you recover the monetary damages.