The statistics are alarming. In 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported 22,664 accidents involving drivers aged 16-19. Some believe that the lack of strict Pennsylvania laws is partially to blame.
Pennsylvania received the lowest possible grade from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety that compared teenage driving laws across the states.
What could Pennsylvania do to prevent teenage accidents? The legislature could pass laws that further restrict the number of passengers a teenager can have in the car, that restrict the use of cell phones by teenage drivers, and that make not wearing a seatbelt a primary offense.
The Pennsylvania car accident lawyers of Ostroff Injury Law represent people who have been hurt by teenage drivers and our Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers represent people who have lost loved ones in Pennsylvania accidents. We know the horror a teenage driving accident can cause. We know the sorrow and we encourage teenage drivers to practice safe driving practices regardless of the actions of the Pennsylvania legislature.