almost 50% when there were three or more passengers in the car.
Speeding was to blame in 30% of fatal crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers when there were no passengers in the car. The number jumps to 44% when there were two passengers.
Late-night driving was 11% more likely when there were three or more teenage passengers in the car, versus when a teen was driving alone.
Alcohol use rose by 5 percentage points when there were three or more teenage passengers, versus when a teen was driving alone.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car, bicycle or motorcycle crash involving a distracted driver – teenage or otherwise – and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555).