South Florida schools close for the summer this week and that means plenty of excited young drivers taking to the streets. With most graduation ceremonies wrapping up, there is sure to be some teenage celebration. Unfortunately, this can also mean careless or distracted teen drivers on the road. The car accident rates typically climb this time of year due to the flux of young people out of school and heading to parties.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Teen drivers continue to dominate crash frequency statistics, posting the highest rate of crash involvement of any age segment (381 per 10,000 licensed drivers).
If you’re the parent of a teen driver, it’s important you have the right auto insurance for him or her. Also, now is a good time to have your young driver review the rules of the road. The website TaketheWheel.net (sponsored by Florida Highway Patrol) is an excellent resource for young drivers with information on how to avoid getting into a car accident in the first place. It offers a road rules quiz, teen-oriented videos and powerful testimonial videos by young people who have either lost friends to car accidents or survived car accidents themselves.
If your teen does get into a car accident, it’s important to call the police and seek medical treatment. Keep in mind that the shock of being in a collision may hide any pain until hours or even days later. Our South Floirda motorcycle and car accident lawyers have compiled a complete list of what to do after a car or auto accident. Most importantly, before you speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company about your injury, contact the Law Offices of Robert Rubenstein, to discuss your accident. We have offices in Miami, Plantation and West Palm Beach. Contact us at 1-800-FL-LEGAL (355-3425) or go to rubensteinlaw.com.