Author: Courtney Allen Van Winkle, Richmond Personal Injury Attorney
As parents we all know the joy and pride of watching our children grow older and more independent. But some milestones, like taking to the road as a driver, also inspire fear and worry. Studies show that our concerns are justified. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-20. In 2012 more than 2,800 teenagers were killed in car accidents, accounting for roughly 10% of all passenger vehicle deaths.
Everyone knows that teens are at a greater risk for car accidents. We can’t just skip our teenage years, but we can be aware of the specific behaviors that increase the risk of an accident:Driving…