Do Our Teens Know the Real Risk Factors When They Get Behind the Wheel?

Although it takes many years to gain the sort of knowledge and expertise necessary to reduce the chances of an automobile crash, knowing and considering the risk factors that cause accident and injury may help to prevent such occurrences.

Teenage drivers often do not have the skillset to recognize a “danger zone.” Common danger zones include: driver inexperience, driving with teen passengers, nighttime driving, not using seat belts, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and reckless or impaired driving. Avoiding risk factors may be the difference that saves a young drivers life.

Finkelstein and Partners is actively involved in exposing the dangers of distracted driving, an epidemic especially deadly for teen drivers. According to an IIHS study in 2014, distracted driving increases (the already high) risk of automobile crash in teenage by 17%. Driver distraction was the cause of approximately 18% of all fatal crashes.

The more conversations we have about potentially dangerous driving situations and how to avoid them, the better. Finkelstein & Partners travels regularly to High Schools in upstate New York to spread the word to students about the dangers of texting while driving. Learn more about our Commit to Quit Texting and Driving Program and how you can get involved with us.

Please refer to these links for additional information about risk factors, such as using seatbelts, impaired driving, and nighttime driving.