It’s not fair to say that all younger drivers are dangerous or particularly bad drivers. It is fair to say, however, experience does count for something and younger drivers don’t tend to have a lot of it. This means that they’re more likely to cause wrecks. There are some things that are characteristic of younger drivers that you may want to keep an eye out for if you see them on the roads.
1: Large Groups of People
One of the things to keep an eye out for is a large group of people in one vehicle. This usually means that the people have just come from or are heading to a party and, if they’re younger, they’re probably excited about where they’re going or where they’ve just been. There’s also a chance that the driver might be intoxicated. Be wary of these cars. Be particularly wary if it seems like everybody in the vehicle is paying attention to something other than the road.
2: Souped-Up Cars
Watch out for young drivers in hot rod vehicles. If they’ve invested a lot of money in making their car fast, they probably like driving it that way. These drivers can be extremely dangerous. Most of the time, they count on being able to anticipate any dangers they may face in the roadway to avoid it. Unfortunately, their naïveté is usually their undoing and they tend to overestimate their driving abilities considerably.
3: Blasting Radios
If somebody has their car stereo cranked up so loud that the panels on their car body are actually rattling, you can be absolutely certain that they can’t hear you. If you’re in the vehicle alongside them, they can’t hear your motor and they probably can’t hear you if you honk your horn. Make certain you take this into account when you come upon a vehicle with the music playing extremely loud. It’s best to stay out of their way and to just assume that they can’t see you or hear you.
An accident lawyer in Dallas might be able to help you if you are injured by a driver who was negligent, regardless of how old they are. A car accident lawyer will determine whether there was likely negligence at play and, if they believe there was, they may want to represent you in court and help you get a settlement or jury award for your pain and suffering and property loss.