Car accidents involving teenaged and twenty-something drivers happen every day. Sadly, they are often fatal. In Ozark and surrounding Missouri these accidents often involve very high speeds. In fact, speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents, following inattention, driver fatigue and drunk driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in people aged 3 to 33. And the 16-20 year old age group accounts for the most injury, property damage and fatal crashes per driver.
Why are young drivers involved in such a high percentage of traffic accidents?