RECKLESS DRIVING BY TEENAGERS CAN LEAD TO TRAGEDY
In the last year, our lawyers have represented several teenagers or their families in cases caused by reckless teenage driving. Unfortunately, most of these cases have been seriously tragic, resulting in permanent injuries, traumatic brain injury, and death. In most of the cases, the reckless driving occurred late at night and the driver was trying to show off. Often there was alcohol involved. Teenagers just don’t seen to have developed an appreciation for the danger of their actions and what the lifelong consequences can be.
In recent years, new laws have been passed in Minnesota to address the issue of reckless teenage drivers. One example is Vanessa’s Law, named after a teenage girl killed as a passenger in a car driven by another teenager. More recently, the requirement for hours of supervised before getting a license have been increased. The MN Department of Public Safety has an entertaining video explaining the new laws. You can check it out by clicking here. Despite the good intention of these laws, tragic car accidents continue to happen. Hopefully they are at least less frequent.