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Helping Young Motorists Avoid Accidents During “Teen Driver Safety Week”

by Staff | October 23rd, 2015

Teenage motor vehicle collisions are a very serious problem in our state. In fact, last year, Indiana led the nation when it came to the total number of fatal car accidents involving teens.

To help increase awareness, many organizations are working to promote highway safety as part of “ Teen Driver Safety Week ” over the past several days. The Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that one of those groups is Terre Haute’s own, Sammer’s Driving School.

The owner and instructor of the business, Tamara Hole, explains in a report from WTHITV 10 News that one of the best ways to help keep teens safe on the road is by helping them understand the importance of time and space on the road. In other words, the faster a vehicle is traveling, the less time they have to react to obstacles. Allowing a vehicle more space between objects and other vehicles in the road can help significantly reduce the chances of an accident. Recognizing how time and space interact with one another on the road can also be a challenge at intersections for new drivers.

The best way to help teens understand time and space as it pertains to driving is practice.

Our Indiana personal injury lawyers also encourage parents to help teen drivers stay safe by discussing the dangers of behaviors such as drinking and driving or distracted driving. It’s never too soon to start a dialogue with your kids about the importance of safe driving.