The summer months often see an increase in young and inexperienced drivers because school is out. Unfortunately, inexperienced drivers are some of the most dangerous on the road for numerous reasons. Here are a few things to know about the dangers and how to avoid potential negligence.
More Distractions = Lessened Reaction Time
Younger and inexperienced drivers often have the same distractions as others with cell phones and passengers in the vehicle. Unfortunately, they may not have the same experience in managing those distractions and lose focus on the road easily. The result is often a severe crash that causes significant injuries.
Lack of Decision-Making Abilities
Drivers who have been licensed for many years often know how to react when they encounter a potentially negligent driver. For instance, an inexperienced driver may not know how to avoid a vehicle that brakes in front of them. Similarly, they may react incorrectly to a vehicle that swerves into their lane and cause even further damage in a crash.
Recognizing Inexperienced Drivers
You can look at the driver to determine their age, but it’s not always a definitive sign of youth and inexperience. An inexperienced driver may slow down randomly when they notice they’re over the speed limit. They may also brake erratically in anticipation of other vehicles. If they’re distracted, they may also swerve into other lanes.
Whenever negligence exists, it’s important to seek compensation. Younger and inexperienced drivers are more likely to experience a crash than adults who have significantly more experience on the road.
Our Alabama car accident lawyers at Morris Haynes Attorneys at Law work to help you understand your rights. We care about providing you with the highest level of care in everything we do. Trust that we will seek to safeguard your rights and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf when you need it most.