Most of us would agree that driving skills improve over time. It is said that you never start to learn to drive properly until after you have passed your test. There is a degree of truth in that statement, since there are all kinds of situations you could encounter on the road. You cannot reasonably expect to encounter them all until long after you started driving.
Young drivers are at a higher risk of having or causing an accident than other drivers. Part of this is due to their inexperience, but it is also known that young drivers are more likely to break the speed limit and to misjudge road conditions. These two elements can both lead to a higher chance of having an accident.
Unfortunately other innocent people can also get caught up in accidents caused by others. This is the reason why some are claiming compensation for a crash with a young driver. They may have found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up suffering as the result of mistakes made by a young driver. Sadly this is more common than some people realise.
Can we reduce the number of accidents involving young drivers?
Some motoring and road safety organisations are highlighting the dangers of poor driving behaviour, not just among the young but among all drivers. However they are particularly keen to make young drivers aware of the dangers they can pose on the roads.
Poor behaviour includes using a mobile phone at the wheel, driving too fast and failing to take proper note of the road conditions, thus making bad driving decisions as well. Hopefully over time recognition of these issues will occur among more young drivers and reduce the accident total as a result.
Are you considering claiming compensation for a crash with a young driver?
If you are, Accident Advice Helpline should be your first stop. If the crash occurred within the last three years we’re available to talk to you about your case. If there is evidence of negligence on the part of the other driver there is definitely a possibility that a no win, no fee case could be launched.
Speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer now and discover whether a compensation payment could be a reasonable outcome. Our 30-second online test will get you started today.
Date Published: November 18, 2014
Author: David Brown