Request A Free Consultation
Arizona panorama with cacti

Avoiding The Party Atmosphere When Driving An Automobile

February 22, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Avoiding The Party Atmosphere When Driving An Automobile

The importance of avoiding a party atmosphere when operating a motor vehicle cannot be underestimated. In fact, many teen drivers and young drivers that do participate in a party like environment in an automobile are far more likely to be involved in a serious or catastrophic injury related accident. Accidents of this nature happen each and every day across the country as a result of a party like atmosphere in a vehicle.

Safe Operation Of A Motor Vehicle

There is little doubt that teenagers enjoy having fun, however fun should not interfere in any way with the safe operation of a motor vehicle. When a teen is operating a vehicle with a group of teenagers as passengers, this can spell disaster as a result of distracted driving. Loud music, eating, horsing around and not wearing seatbelts is a sure way for an accident to result. It is no surprise that statistics have shown that the crash risk goes up substantially when teen drivers are operating a vehicle with other teens in the car.

The Party Like Atmosphere

Adding to the danger is when a party atmosphere happens in a vehicle that is being operated at night. Another important statistic indicates that fatal crashes are more likely to occur during the evening hours. When this fact is combined with teens operating a vehicle in a party like atmosphere, the end result can be catastrophic. Parents can assist in reducing the chances of accidents by insisting that teens are off the road by 8 or 9 PM at the latest. This is especially true with regard to teenagers that are newly licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

Located In Most Municipalities Throughout The Country

Parents can also assist by driving at night with their teenagers. This is a way to teach better driver related operating practices during the night and even during reduced visibility. As an added bonus, parents can enroll teenagers in a variety of easily accessible driver safety courses that are offered in most municipalities throughout the country. Education is often the best strategy when it comes to keeping teenagers safe on the roads and highways of America. A little bit of planning and education can go a long way in keeping teens safe during this risky time of life. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for personal injury law in Phoenix that is dedicated and focused.