January 2, 2014
Each year, thousands of North Carolinians are the victims of motor vehicle collisions. Teenagers are one of the age demographics most at risk of being involved in such crashes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, with an estimated 2,700 losing their lives to auto accidents in 2010 alone.
The North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain several counties in the state are working to prevent such fatalities by implementing a new program aimed at addressing dangerous behaviors teens may engage in while behind the wheel. The program, known as StreetSafe, was launched in 2010, but its success has led it to expand to more than a dozen counties in the state since its inception. An article from WRAL News states Johnston County will be the newest region to institute the program.
Johnston County District Attorney, Susan Doyle, pointed out any driver under age 21 who receives a traffic violation will be required to complete the program. The course consists of a hands-on learning experience that is guided by a trained instructor.
HensonFuerst’s team of North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers applaud the actions being taken to keep the state’s teen motorists safe and are hopeful the StreetSafe program continues to be a success!