1102 S. Florida Ave.,
Lakeland, FL 33803
People often make assumptions about Florida, linking our thriving population of retired and elderly citizens to drivers most at risk of causing car accidents. However, according to 2009 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics, the perception that older drivers are more likely to cause or be involved in automobile accidents is false. Lakeland auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham, who has provided assistance to crash victims since 1977, would like to set the record straight about these accident statistics.
Have you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a motor vehicle crash? If so, please call 888.352.2886 and ask for a free consultation with Lakeland auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham today.
Experienced Lakeland Automobile Accident Attorney
Every year, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles releases a Traffic Crash Statistics Report. According to the most recent report at the time of this writing, the statistics regarding the average age of Florida drivers involved in crashes are as follows:
- Highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers involved in accidents: 15-19 years old
- Highest rate of fatal crashes: 20-24 years old
- Highest rate per 10,000 licensed drivers involved in drunk driving accidents, including fatal accidents: 20-24 years old
- Highest rate of crash involvement in all accidents: 18 years old
- Highest rate of fatal crash involvement: 17 years old
- Highest rate of drinking drivers in all accidents: 21 years old
- Highest rate of fatalities while driving drunk: 23 years old
What do these statistics tell us? They strongly indicate that young Florida residents need to take greater care whenever they hit the roads. Younger drivers need to remember to focus on the road and ignore such distractions as text messages and friends in the car. Encourage young drivers to always use their seat belts, and make sure their cars are equipped with passive safety devices like airbags. If your teenager is ready to start driving, make sure he or she takes lessons from a responsible adult or attends a state-approved driving school. Above all else, if you want to safeguard your young driver, as well as the rest of us, you cannot stress enough the dangers of drinking and driving.
Lakeland Automobile Accident Lawyer Is Standing By
No matter how careful you are, or how well your teen behaves while driving, you cannot always avoid the risk of a car crash. Should the worst happen, and you or a young driver in your family fall victim to an accident, call Lakeland auto accident attorney James O. Cunningham for advice on what to do next. Please contact Mr. Cunningham at 888.352.2886 to schedule a consultation and find out how he can help you seek justice.
As a Lakeland auto accident attorney, Mr. Cunningham has represented the interests of a wide variety of vehicular accident victims: