Cincinnati Attorney Releases Teen Driving Contract To Combat Alarming Car Accident Statistics
Studies show the number one cause of teen deaths is car accidents. On average 87 teens die a month in car crashes. Cincinnati personal injury lawyer Anthony Castelli has made available on his web site the parent teen driving contract to combat this.
By: Anthony Castelli Attorney Cincinnati
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group according to the Center for Disease Control. The number of males killed from 2000-2006 was 12,478. The number of females was 6579. This is for the car driver and the passengers.
This study showed that July and August were the worst months for teen car accident deaths. It's thought that this is because there is more unstructered driving and less supervision and more opportunities for teen driving.
The big take away from this and other studies is that teen crashes increase with the number of passengers in the car and with night time driving. Jurisdictions with restrictions on the number of passengers and on driving at night have 20% fewer teen crashes.
Many states have gone to graduated driving. Cincinnati injury lawyer Anthony Castelli stated, "The best systems have a learner's stage, starting no earlier than age 16 and including 25-50 or more hours of supervised driving, followed by a license at 16½ or older. There are strong restrictions on night driving and on other teens riding in the vehicles.
The night restrictions should start at 9 or 10 pm, and no more than 1 teen passenger should be allowed in a vehicle with a newly licensed driver any time unless there's a supervisor. These restrictions should extend until the 18th birthday. Although this may seem harsh it's shown proven results."
Studies also show that parental supervision is significant. Parents should give their children a clear understanding of what is expected of them above and beyond the rules imposed by law.
Parent Teen Safe Car Driving Contract
Attorney Castelli makes available a parent child safe driving contract for download on his personal injury and accident attorney web site. Parent Safe Car Driving Contract Download by Cincinnati Lawyer This is a basic agreement between parent and child about what can and can not be done if driving a car or as a passenger and the consequences if the agreement is not followed.
It is important to include provisions against the use of cell phones and texting while driving a car. The NTSB just recently has proposed a ban on all cell phone use.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants all U.S. states to stop auto drivers from using using cell phones. The NTSB put forth the idea after investigations that found texting to be the cause of deadly accidents.
"As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to stand the line when others are doing things more liberally. But I'm convinced that firm discipline here is a must," Attorney Castelli said.
If you would like a hard copy of the contract you can obtain one from Cincinnati personal injury lawyer Anthony Castelli attorney
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Cincinnati, personal injury trial lawyer practicing law in Ohio . Focusing on car accident and injury law, including child injury law in surrounding areas of Cincinnati, Mason, Ohio, Batavia, Hamilton, West Chester, Fairfied, Blue Ash .