One-third of all teen fatalities are related to motor vehicle accidents. This national statistic, supplied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is reason enough to be nervous about your teen driver getting behind the wheel. At McIntyre Law, P.C. we're motivated by making our community a safer place; that motivation, combined with data that shows the percent of Oklahoma teen drivers in crashes is 14%, while the nationwide percentage is 13%, we wanted to put together a compelling data piece for parents and teens alike.
In 2011, some of the leading teen accidents in Oklahoma were caused by failure to yield, unsafe speed, and rollovers. Although it's not just a teenage driver issue, distracted driving continues to cause accidents across the country.
40% of teens nationwide say that they have been in a car while a driver was using a mobile device. Even more concerning, nationwide 11% of teens in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the crash.
At McIntyre Law, P.C., we understand that allowing your teen behind the wheel (or to be a passenger) can be nerve-wracking. By emphasizing that driving is a big responsibility, hopefully you can prevent your child from becoming one of these statistics.