Driving in New York City takes a lot of skill and patience. At Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C., the Bronx law firm's founder knows the challenges parents face when teaching their teen drivers to maneuver in city traffic. Here, personal injury attorney Kaufman offers best practices to teach new drivers to avoid automobile accidents and stay safe on the Big Apple’s roads.
Teen Driving Tips for Avoiding Automobile Accidents
Never Text and Drive
Remind your teen driver it’s illegal for all New York drivers to use handheld mobile devices for playing games or sending and receiving emails, texts, and phone calls. There are a few exceptions, such as calling 911. To avoid temptation, have them turn their phones off while driving.
Never Speed to Arrive on Time
Instead of speeding, the best practice is to plan how long it would take to arrive on time, and build in extra driving time for traffic and unexpected delays. It’s better to be late for an event than never to arrive at all.
Resist Peer Pressure
Teach your teens to stay in control behind the wheel, and not give into passengers who dare them to drive fast or recklessly. Stunts and careless driving cause accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death. Limiting the number of passengers is a good practice.
Bronx personal injury attorney Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C., knows how to navigate New York’s legal terrain as well as drive on the city’s streets. You can depend on Attorney Kaufman and his law firm for attentive, skillful handling of any legal matters you entrust to them. Their goal is to obtain the best outcome for your set of circumstances, and they have a strong track record of success.
If another driver causes an automobile accident and injures you or your teen driver, bring your personal injury claims to the Bronx law firm of Stephen B. Kaufman, P.C. Call (718) 822-0500 for a consultation appointment, and learn more about this New York law firm’s services on their website.