September 26th, 2016|
September has traditionally been a dangerous month for driving in Ohio. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the two months with the most car accident-related injuries in 2015 were September and October, with more than 13,000 injuries reported. In addition, there were nearly 200 deaths reported during that same two-month period.
These statistics can be frightening for any Ohioan who gets behind the wheel, but they are especially sobering for parents with teenagers hitting the road this fall. The Ohio car accident attorneys at Nurenberg Paris encourage all parents to share these 3 driving safety tips to help young drivers prevent accidents:
- Eliminate distractions. Distracted driving is a leading cause of serious accidents. Eliminating as many potential driving distractions as possible, such as cell phones, can help your teenager arrive safely to their destination.
- Look twice. Taking a second look before pulling out at intersections could help your teenager avoid a serious accident. Encourage them to be aware of their surroundings and never assume what other drivers will do next.
- Wear your seatbelt. It sounds rudimentary, but simply getting into the habit of putting on a seatbelt before every trip, no matter how short, can be the difference between an accident with minor injuries and one that causes life-altering consequences.
Unfortunately, even the most cautious drivers are still sometimes involved in Ohio car accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash, give us a call for a free consultation. We’re ready to put our extensive experience to work for you, so contact us today.