Help prevent St. Louis car accidents, talk to your young driver during Teen Safe Driving Week

Help prevent St. Louis car accidents, talk to your young driver during Teen Safe Driving Week

St. Louis injury attorneys urge parents to speak with their teenagers about the dangers of drunk driving, distracted driving and other poor driving decisions during National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 17-24.

NBC 8 reports that the Missouri Department of Transportation is debuting a new young driver’s guide as part of Teen Driver Safety Week.


Our St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer Blog frequently reports on the dangers teenagers face behind the wheel. Last month, we reported on Project Safe School Year, which aims to keep teenagers safe during homecoming and prom season.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationreports that car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers ages 15 to 20. In 2008, a total of 195 motorists were killed in Missouri car accidents with teenage drivers.

“Giving teenagers plenty of driving instruction and supervised practice better prepares them for the responsibilities of driving,” said Leanna Depue, MoDOT’s Highway Safety director. “This new guide is filled with helpful lessons and tips for the training process.”

The brochure is slated to be available in classrooms next week.

Teens are at high risk for making every poor driving decision in the book, including drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, not wearing a seat belt and riding with too many passengers in the vehicle. As the winter driving season rapidly approaches, we urge parents to spend some extra time speaking to their teenagers about the importance of making good driving decisions.

If you have been involved in a car accident in the St. Louis area, contact St. Louis Injury Attorney Ryan R. Cox for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 636-946-6886.

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri. We help people who have been injured in all types of accidents—including car or truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Whether your injury is something that can cause long-term issues like a brain injury or spinal cord injury, or it is something you’ll likely make a full recovery from, we are here to help.

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