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Car crash data shows teens are more prone to an accident

There are a great number of dangers when out on the road in New York and one that has always been a concern is teen drivers. Since they are inevitably new to driving, might feel overconfident, do not have the necessary experience to adjust to every possible situation and might be a negligent driver, there are significant risks for there to be a car accident involving a teen. Research is examining the frequency with which teens get into accidents and, unfortunately, the research suggests that these accidents are on the rise.

Research shows the increased danger of a distracted driver

Drivers in New York are expected to keep both eyes on the road and maintain their attention to what they are supposed to be focused on: operating the vehicle in a safe manner. However, the number of ways in which a person can be distracted has grown exponentially in recent years and with that, the number of people who are injured in a texting a driving accident or due to a distracted driver has increased too. Those who are hurt or lose a loved one in a crash need to be aware of the possibility that it was due to a distracted driver and consider contacting a lawyer in order to receive just compensation.

Bicycle rider suffers serious injury after being struck by a car

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians in New York are well aware of the congestion and jockeying for space that is inevitable when out on the road. There is an unsaid contract between all parties that everyone will make sure to adhere to the rules of the road in an attempt to keep everyone safe. Even with that, the number of people on the road makes it inevitable that motor vehicle accidents will happen. When they do, it is the responsibility of the driver to stay at the scene to make certain that those involved are not injured and do not need help. Unfortunately, along with these accidents, some might decide to depart the scene, making it into a hit and run.

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