Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers aged 16 – 20. In 2018, 2,121 people were killed in accidents involving teen drivers (15- 18 years old). Teen drivers are generally just learning how to be on the road and drive safely, so it is logical that they’d get into more accidents than the average driver. However, that’s not a consolation when you are the one involved in a teen driver accident.
How Common Are Teen Driver Accidents?
In 2018 in Arizona, there were 17,014 16 – 19 year old teens involved in car crashes, accounting for 13% of all car accidents.
What are the Causes of Teen Driver Accidents?
There are 7 major causes of teen driver accidents.
Are Parents Liable for Teen Drivers’ Accidents?
Parents must insure their teens for a rate of no less than $100,000 per person, and $300,000 per accident. By signing for the teen to receive a driver’s license, the adult takes responsibility for:
In the event of a car accident in which the teen is considered at fault, the parents will be liable for any repairs, medical bills, and other compensation that may be required.
How Does Insurance Work for Teenage Drivers?
A teen driver is (usually) under their parent’s insurance. If you get into an accident with a teenage driver who does not either have their own insurance or who is not on their parents’ insurance plan, the parents will be held liable for any compensation.
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