PSA: Virtual driving school may contribute to risky teen driving

| Jul 9, 2020 | Car Accidents |

Drivers education is important for young students to become better drivers. In the digital age, virtual driving lessons are becoming more popular. However, this does not always mean that they are a better option than in-person driving lessons.

With virtual learning, there may be more risks for accidents.

Factors behind teen accidents

According to the CDC, car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers. The risk of crashes for individuals between the ages of 16 and 19 is higher than any other demographic. Within that age group, those who experience a 1.5 times higher rate of accidents than older teens are 16-year-old students.

One of the major factors that contribute to teen accidents is inexperience. An inexperienced driver may not recognize dangerous situations on the road. They may also be more likely to speed and less likely to use seatbelts.

The problems with virtual driving schools

Virtual driving schools can be convenient. They can also be less expensive than traditional schools. However, when your child attends a virtual driving school, he or she may not receive the same level of instruction that he or she may receive in person. Online school is generally less regulated. Some students may rush through the work without learning key information about driving.

According to Autoblog, a student needs to take his or her time to learn the fundamentals of being a safe driver. If he or she rushes through the online material, there is a higher chance to forget some of the basics. Many students benefit from in-person learning where they can ask questions on the spot.

At this time, it is more important than ever to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. At Tremont Sheldon P.C., we understand the challenges you face, and we will be there to advocate for you and your loved ones every step of the way.

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