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Should more restrictions be placed on teenage drivers?

Mar 2012

Driving laws for teenagers vary from state to state. New Jersey has two different types of  teenage driver’s licenses based on age and experience for drivers under 21 years old. Pennsylvania restricts driving for teenagers under 18 years old, including limiting the hours teens drive.

Such laws may sound strict, but are they tough enough? A recent study advocates nationwide phased-in teen driving rules. If every state had tougher phased-in teen driving laws, an estimated 2,000 traffic fatalities each year nationwide could be prevented, according to a study done by the National Safety Council, which researched the issue for the Allstate Foundation.

An estimated 34 lives in Pennsylvania and 13 lives in New Jersey could be saved every year if every state nationwide adopted tougher phased-in teen driving privileges, according to the Allstate Foundation.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teenage drivers may have a reputation for being reckless behind the wheel, but is it fair to assume every teenage driver in an accident is at fault? While teenagers can be at fault in an accident, this is not always the case. As personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we have fought to protect the rights of accidents victims from all walks of life, including teenage clients who were injured due to the reckless actions of others.

In some cases, the teenager is a passenger or a pedestrian who is injured or killed through no fault of his or her own.

If you are a teenager who was seriously injured in an accident, or your teenage son or daughter was injured or died in an accident, a lawyer at Flager & Associates may be able to help you. Our legal professionals are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability. We understand how devastating an accident can be – not only to the victim, but to the parents, the brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and friends.

Contact a Pennsylvania teen auto accident attorney who fights for justice: Flager & Associates. Serving clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our attorneys are dedicated to helping auto accident injury victims, including working with them to decide whether to file a Pennsylvania auto accident lawsuit.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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