The Greatest Threat to Florida Teens Could be Auto Accidents

Posted by: DFX on Jan 01, 2016

accident-785442_1920What is the biggest threat to the safety and prosperity of Florida teens? If you guessed auto accidents, you would be correct. The Florida streets are dangerous and even the most vigilant drivers can find themselves in an unfortunate situation thanks to the negligence of others. Unfortunately, teens are most prone to this due to their inexperience and peer pressure to make poor decisions behind the wheel. Law Firm Newswire discusses this in a recent article titled “Car Accidents Deadliest Threat to Florida Teens.”

According to the author of the article, “Parents of teenagers may worry more about alcohol, drugs or bullying, but the greatest threat to the safety of teens is the automobile. According to government statistics, 71 Florida teenagers were killed in car accidents last year. The National Safety Council said that the first year of driving and first thousand miles driven are the deadliest time in the life of a teenager. ‘Teenage drivers are inexperienced and may not have a proper understanding of the dangers they face when they are behind the wheel,’ said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. ‘It is very important for parents to teach teens the rules of safe driving.’ Florida Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition teamed up to declare National Teen Driver Safety Week recently. According to the coalition, there was a 25 percent increase in the number of Florida teenagers killed in car crashes between 2013 and 2014.”

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