In a recent study conducted by the Erie Insurance Company and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Alabama was found to be the fourth most deadly state for teenaged drivers. The study was conducted based on teen deaths between 2006 and 2010. According to the study the number of fatal deaths for teenage drivers was nearly three times that of drivers twenty years old and older.
The national average for teenage driving deaths was 16.2 deaths per 100,000 people.Alabama had almost double the rate of deaths, at 31.2 deaths per 100,000.Interestingly, Mississippiwas even more dangerous, with 32.3 deaths per 100,000 people, whereas nearby Florida and Georgia were closer to the national average.For a complete breakdown of the study, please click here.
It is important to remember to practice as much safety as possible while driving.While it may be true that teenage drivers are easily distracted, inexperienced, etc., accidents, even those resulting in death, can happen at anytime and to anybody.If you or someone you know has been a victim in an auto accident, you need an experienced attorney to explain your rights and assist you through the legal process.