A driver is anyone who operates a motor vehicle, such as a car, truck, or bus. A driver can operate their own personal vehicle, or a commercial vehicle, for work related purposes.
In Washington State, a driver can get their license at the age of 16 years old. The driver’s education classes in your local area can teach teenagers and adults alike the rules of the road. Be it from how to follow safety guidelines with other cars, all the way to changing a tire.
While these classes are a great starting point, most new drivers are prone to causing auto accidents. People say experience is the best teacher, but when you’re just starting out, navigating our highways is a dangerous place to learn.
Driver Safety And The Road
As a driver on the roads, it’s our responsibility to operate with a certain level of care and due diligence to keep others safe. Under the law, we have to follow certain guidelines. Otherwise we are putting people’s lives at risk and can cause a serious accident.
If a driver is negligent while on the road, and this leads to an auto accident, they may be legally liable for the costs. These costs can include someone’s medical bills, property damage, wage loss, and more.
Teens Against Distracted Driving
We have seen first hand the devastating effects of distracted driving. Especially when this impacts a family after the loss of their young teen. Car accident attorney Jason Epstein founded the Teens Against Distracted Driving Scholarship, or TADD, to promote safety while on the road. Helping hundreds of auto accident victims throughout the Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, and Federal Way area, Jason decided to take initiative and try to put an end to distracted driving.
“No parent should have to experience the loss of a child.” Says Jason, a father himself. “The dangers of distracted driving has never been more real, and that’s why we put together TADD.” If you know a teen who is applying for college scholarships, encourage them to take the pledge to not text and drive!
Have You Been In An Accident?
If you or a loved one was injured in an car crash while driving, give us a call! Our expert personal injury lawyers have decades of experience and have helped thousands of people just like you! The insurance companies will pay you as little as possible for your injuries, but we won’t stand for it! For a FREE consultation, give us a call at 206-880-7422.