The decision making part of the human brain is not fully developed until age 23, according to information cited by the Georgia Department of Transportation.*   That may mean that young drivers are unable to consistently make good decisions about driving safely.  This physical limitation, combined with the teenage feeling of invincibility and the peer pressure to take risks may be what leads to some Georgia reckless driving accidents.

The Consequences of Reckless Driving Accidents

Reckless driving such as speeding for the thrill of it, drunk driving and distracted driving can have serious consequences.  Of course, the most significant consequence is death and teens need to be aware of that risk.  Teens may relate better to some of the other consequences, however, such as loss of a driver’s license and car damage that can take away their driving freedom.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney for Information About Your Rights

The consequences of a Georgia teenage reckless driving accident may not be limited to the teenage driver.  Other drivers and passengers may be injured or killed.  If you’ve been hurt in a reckless driving accident, contact an Atlanta car accident attorney for more information about your rights.   The experienced Atlanta car crash lawyers of The Dover Law Firm will provide you with a free consultation.  Contact us today at 770.518.1133 or via our online form, and please read a complimentary copy of our book Four Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.
*Source: Georgia Department of Transportation: Crash Analysis, Statistics & Information January 2008
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