Educating Teens About the Importance of Highway Safety

by Staff Blogger | November 16th, 2015

All motorists on the road are at risk of being involved in a collision with another vehicle, but California car crash facts and statistics show that inexperienced teenage drivers are involved in a disproportionate number of accidents. That’s why many are focusing on educating teens about the importance of highway safety and some are taking matters into their own hands. A video of a Napa, California, man telling a reckless teenage driver that “…you’re going to kill somebody someday…” has gone viral. The man recorded the teen speeding and running through a number of stop signs near Browns Valley Elementary School. When the vehicle stops, the man tells the teen about the dangers he is placing himself and others in by his actions behind the wheel. According to an article from NBC News, the video has been sent to law enforcement, who stated they have received dozens of complaints about the teen’s driving. Officers have now turned the video over to prosecutors for consideration of reckless driving charges being filed against the young man. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we don’t condone citizens taking the law into their own hands; however, the Bay Area car accident lawyers encourage anyone who witnesses another driver engaging in dangerous illegal activity behind the wheel to contact the California Highway Patrol or local authorities to report the incident. We also urge parents to talk with their teenage drivers about the importance of focusing on safety when behind the wheel of a car or truck. We hope these tips help make California’s highways a safer place to travel!