There is nothing quite like parenting. Your goal is to raise an independent human being from an infant who was completely dependent on you. It can be tricky to know when to let go and how to help your child become more independent. You may often wonder if you are doing the right thing. You may often wonder what your child is doing when she isn’t with you.

Letting Your Child Drive Alone Can Be Scary—for You

As your child pulls away from your home with her driver’s license carefully tucked away in her wallet, you begin to wonder: what is she doing all alone in the car? Is she going to be safe?

A new study recently commissioned by Bridgestone and conducted by SurveyU finds that 16- to 21-year-old drivers may put themselves at risk when driving alone. Specifically, the study found that drivers in this age group who were alone and without a peer, parent, or other person in the car were significantly more likely to use electronic devices, such as cell phones, while driving. Of the 16- to 21-year-old drivers, 95% report talking on their cell phones while driving, and many also report using their cell phones for other purposes, such as to receive or send texts, check e-mail, take pictures, or watch videos.

Call a Haymarket Car Accident Lawyer if Your Child Has Been Hurt 

While teen drivers may be distracted, they are not always at fault for Virginia car accidents. If your child was hurt by someone else’s negligent or deliberate actions, it is important to find out more about your child’s legal rights and possible recovery. 

Our experienced Haymarket car accident attorneys would be pleased to provide your child with a free consultation. Please contact us today via this website or by calling 540-341-0007 or 888-907-2631 for more information.

Andrew Thomas
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Civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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