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Warning your teen drives about the common road risks

On Behalf of Lake Tindall, LLP | October 6, 2022 | Car Accidents

As a parent, it is your responsibility to warn your children about the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in Mississippi. Every year, thousands of teens die or get injured in car crashes, and there are certain reasons why these accidents happen.


Teenagers are highly likely to speed and take risks while driving because they tend to feel invincible. They also have a false sense of security that nothing bad will happen to them. Unfortunately, speeding increases the chances of losing control of the car, and it also makes it harder for drivers to stop or avoid objects in the road. As a parent, you can talk to your teen about the dangers of speeding and remind them that it is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. You can also set a good example by obeying the speed limit yourself and avoid speeding.


Teens are also likely to get distracted by their passengers, their cell phones and other things going on inside and outside the car. It is important to talk to your teen about the dangers of distracted driving and how it can increase the chances of getting into an accident. You can also set a good example by avoiding distractions yourself when you are driving.

Drinking and driving

Underage drinking is a serious problem, and there are several ways in which it can lead to motor vehicle accidents. One of the most obvious ways is by impairing a teenager’s ability to drive. If your teen has been drinking, it is important to take away their keys and make sure they do not get behind the wheel. You can also talk to them about the dangers of drinking and driving and how it can ruin their lives.

Motor vehicle accidents often lead to serious injuries or even death. However, even if your teen survives an accident, they can still be left with serious injuries that can impact their life in a negative way. For example, they could suffer from brain damage, spinal cord injuries or other physical injuries that require long-term treatment. As a parent, it is important to talk to your teen about the risks of motor vehicle accidents and how they can avoid them.