Do you remember where your teen driver was last Friday? In future, you really should.
Historically, May 20th has been marked as the worst day for teen drivers, with research showing that on this date the number of car accidents involving teenagers spike significantly. Although the cause is not certain, experts think that it has to do with summer events like graduation, parties and prom, all social events that could encourage reckless teen driving on the roads. On average, 21 teens die on May 20th every year, which is double the normal amount on any other given day. And although the number of teen deaths in car related accidents has dropped significantly in the last ten years, it was still reported in 2009 that over 3,500 teens die each year from car accidents.
In the past decade, many measures have been taken to further reduce the number of teens in car crashes. One of the most successful implementations to tackle this goal is something called graduated licensing laws, which gradually ease teens into risky driving situations as they begin to get more acclimated to driving. For example, in the initial stages of driving, there will be certain restrictions enforced upon teens, such a driving curfew, which would restrict teens from driving past 9 or 10 PM. Another example would be limiting the number of passengers a teen may transport.
Still, the statistic for teen deaths in car related accidents is unsettling, and BMR Insurance encourages all parents to take all measures possible to keep their teens safe while driving. Parents have a lot more authority than they think, and even simple reminders to your teens will help them towards better driving habits.
And of course, remember to properly insure your teen with comprehensive automobile insurance. BMR Insurance can get you great automobile insurance rates for your family and your teen. For a complimentary insurance policy review or if you would like to learn more about saving money on auto insurance for your teen, call BMR Insurance today at (714) 838-1911 to speak to one of our agents or visit our website at www.bmrins.com and fill out a contact us form.