Serving Injured Clients & Their Families Throughout Arizona
Do you have a case?
Call us today for a free consultation
Practice Areas Menu

Teen drivers susceptible to peer pressure

While parents of teen drivers, as well as those who are in college, may be concerned about distracted driving, it is drunk driving that is still a persistent problem among young drivers. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 through 19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new study published by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development revealed some disturbing trends for teen drivers

Essentially, teens who ride in a car with a drunk driver are more likely to drive while intoxicated themselves. Researchers questioned a number of 10th graders who had driver’s licenses, and found that there was a strong possibility that they would drive drunk by the time the graduated from high school. While no additional theories behind this behavior were noted, it appears that once a teen sees someone drive while “buzzed” or “tipsy” he or she may think it is safe and believe that they can do the same.

Unfortunately, this overdeveloped sense of confidence often leads to deadly results. When this occurs, a drunk driver could be held liable to those injured or killed in an accident. Basically, people injured in a drunk driving crash can seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages, for example.

So while it goes without saying that young drivers should abstain from alcohol before driving, the reality is that drunk driving accidents do occur. In these instances, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you of your rights and options. 

Source: “Teens more likely to drive drunk after riding with intoxicated drivers: Study,” Cari Nierenberg, Mar. 17, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • MCBA
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
  • Listed In Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
  • BBB | Accredited Business | A+
  • Ethical | Arizona
  • Best Lawyers Law Firm 2020 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Arizona
Email us for a response

how can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

Submitting your information to us through this web form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Information submitted through this web form is not confidential, not subject to attorney-client privilege, and will not preclude this law firm from representing a different client in the same legal matter. We do not represent you until you meet with us and sign a fee agreement. Please do not send us any confidential information about your case until we meet. Re jurisdictional limits and information is info only, does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client or attorney-prospective client relationship.


Privacy Policy

Office Building
Office Location:

361 East Coronado Road, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Toll Free: 888-691-0990
Phone: 602-910-6779
Fax: 602-252-2099
Phoenix Law Office Map