Newly licensed teens lack the “drive time” of older drivers, making them less adept at handling common road hazards. A new driver may not know how to adjust speed during stop-and-go traffic, travel in bad weather, or take precautions for nighttime driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Peer pressure.

Teenagers are naturally less able to understand and process personal risk, so it’s no surprise that 8% of teens claimed they rarely (or never) wear a seat belt. This failure to follow the rules may continue when it comes to other safety regulations such as carrying too many passengers in one car, speeding, or disobeying traffic laws in order to impress others.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.