Obtaining a driver’s license is one of the greatest milestones in a person’s life. A driver’s license creates a sense of freedom, adventure, responsibility, and independence. Of course, it is our responsibility as drivers to educate ourselves in proper driving habits.
Automobile accidents caused by teenage drivers are the leading cause of death for teens throughout the United States today. Furthermore, over 3,000 teenagers are fatally injured in auto accidents each year. Therefore, we must take it upon ourselves to educate teenage drivers to safely operate motor vehicles on our Louisiana roadways.
The car accident lawyers at Simien & Simien believe that by increasing teenage driver’s education and teaching those about operating vehicles safely on our roadways can greatly reduce their risk of becoming involved in an accident. More so, our attorneys offer “Free Case Reviews” to those who have been injured in an auto accident.
To begin exploring your legal options, we welcome you to contact us today by calling (800) 374-8422.
We offer 100% FREE case reviews and we only get paid when we win.
Inexperienced Driver Safety Tips
Many studies demonstrate that teenage drivers adopt their driving habits from their parents. Therefore, as parents we must practice defensive driving techniques, abide by traffic laws, and buckle our seatbelts in order to set a good example for these young and inexperienced drivers.
Some inexperienced driver safety tips include:
- Always wear a seatbelt
- Brake sooner in bad weather
- Check your mirrors
- Don’t allow too many friends in the car
- Don’t drink and drive
- Don’t let friends drive your car
- Don’t tailgate
- Don’t text while driving
- Focus on your driving
- Get enough sleep
- Slow your speed in bad weather
- Use your turn signals
- Watch your speed
Furthermore, since most inexperienced drivers will be operating their vehicles in school zones, we must pay attention for school busses and pedestrians as they tend to pose many challenges to these drivers. It is also advised to leave early for school to avoid the congestion in the parking lot.
Graduated Driver’s License Programs
Here in Louisiana, our government has recognized that inexperienced drivers have an increased crash rate. Therefore, our Graduated Drivers Licensing programs allow these drivers to safely obtain driving experience prior to gaining full driving privileges.
These programs typically have three stages including; learner stage, intermediate stage, and full privilege stage. The details of these stages are demonstrated in the following table:
Learner Stage - Minimum Age
|Learner Stage - Minimum Duration||6|
|Learner Stage - Supervised Driving Hours||50|
|Intermediate Stage - Minimum Age||16|
|Intermediate Stage - Night Driving Restriction||11PM-5AM|
|Intermediate Stage - Passenger Restriction||<1 under 21 between 6PM-5AM|
|Full Privilege Minimum Age||17|
If you have any further questions about our Louisiana Graduated Drivers Licensing programs, our lawyers welcome you to contact our firm today.
Causes of Inexperienced Driver Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recognized three common areas which are related to teen driver motor vehicle accidents. These accidents can be avoided by demonstrating and speaking with our children about the great amount of teenage driver accidents, as well as setting a good example to these young drivers.
The common areas related to teen driver accidents include:
- Driver Inexperience
- Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Not Wearing a Seat Belt
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, it is advised to seek the attention of a medical professional. This medical attention will assure all injuries are cared for while also providing you with the necessary documentation needed to formulate a case against the negligent and injury causing driver.
Contact our Louisiana Auto Accident Lawyers Today
At Simien & Simien, our lawyers understand how traumatic of an experience an automobile accident can be, especially if an accident involves an injury to a teenage driver. Our lawyers have many years of experience litigating auto accident cases and will seek the maximum compensation benefits available to all injured victims.
Based in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, Louisiana, our lawyers are able to provide services to clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere when needed. Some of the local areas our lawyers serve include:
- De Ridder
- New Orleans
Our injury lawyers also serve throughout the surrounding cities, towns, and suburbs, all while operating on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not charge you for any of our services unless a winning verdict or settlement has been established and you recover for your losses and damages. To learn more, contact us at (800) 374-8422 today.
Alternatively, complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form located at the top of this page.