Senior Drivers May Be Safer than Teens, but Accidents Can Happen to Anyone

Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-May-2010

There seems to be a definite reason why so many people associate elder drivers with traveling at a snail’s pace, and teenagers with possessing the need to travel at a higher speed. Statistically speaking, according to a USA Today article, senior drivers are less likely to be involved in auto accidents than other motorists, particularly when compared to the number of accidents associated with teenage drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers between the ages of 64 and 69 are the safest motorists on the road, while teenage drivers, particularly male drivers, and the most dangerous.

While various measures, such as the graduated driver licensing (GDL) system, have been put into effect to help curb the number of accidents associated with teen driving, proper instruction of safe driving techniques should be at the forefront of all driving instruction across all age categories. After all, traffic accidents are caused by motorists of all ages.

Regardless of how young or old a driver may be, that driver is certainly susceptible to inattention, a disregard for traffic laws, and is capable of causing an accident due to negligent action taken immediately before the Northern California vehicle crash. Fortunately, for accident victims, there is legal recourse that can be taken to help recover monetary damages associated with the accident, such as medical bills and physical therapy fees.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Santa Cruz, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Santa Cruz car accident lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our Santa Cruz injury attorneys will hold negligent parties accountable for their actions in a court of law, and will fight to ensure that your rights as an accident victim are protected. For more information about your rights and a free case consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today.

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