Troopers: Teen drivers more likely to crash - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Troopers: Teen drivers more likely to crash

(Source: WAFF) (Source: WAFF)
(WAFF) -

Alabama State Trooper J.R Ward in the Shoals says statistics show teens are four times more likely to die or be injured in a car crash than older drivers.

Ward says many accidents involving teen drivers are caused by distracted driving. Teens are inexperienced. They don't have the ability to handle multiple passengers in the car, driving at night, avoiding speed, and they are more prone to use their cellphones while driving.

"Knowing where your kids are going, know what your kids are doing, and know who your kids are with," said Ward. "We can begin the process of being parents and having good drivers by first training them."

Parents can help their kids by reminding them to turn off their phones when driving, do not allow more than one passenger in the car, and to have the passenger send a text for the driver if it cannot wait.

Copyright 2018 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48

  • NewsMore>>

  • Huntsville Hospital's $150 million multi-story bed tower plans approved

    Huntsville Hospital's $150 million multi-story bed tower plans approved

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:37:23 GMT

    Huntsville Hospital’s plan for a new multi-story bed tower to meet growing patient demand has been approved by the Alabama Certificate of Need Review Board.  The $150 million West Bed Tower project should begin rising along Gallatin Street in early 2019. Construction is expected to take about two years.  The new tower will have 72 private patient rooms and 24 operating rooms, plus shelled-in space for future needs. It will sit directly across from the hos...

    More >>

    Huntsville Hospital’s plan for a new multi-story bed tower to meet growing patient demand has been approved by the Alabama Certificate of Need Review Board.  The $150 million West Bed Tower project should begin rising along Gallatin Street in early 2019. Construction is expected to take about two years.  The new tower will have 72 private patient rooms and 24 operating rooms, plus shelled-in space for future needs. It will sit directly across from the hos...

    More >>
  • Black Camaro stolen from Champion Dodge of Decatur

    Black Camaro stolen from Champion Dodge of Decatur

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:02:31 GMT
    (Source: Chevrolet)(Source: Chevrolet)
    (Source: Chevrolet)(Source: Chevrolet)
    A 2017 black Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from Champion Dodge of Decatur sometime between the hours of 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. No suspect has been identified at this time. Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective Chance Sparks at (256)-341-4637 or cbsparks@decatur-al.gov. Copyright 2018 WAFF. All rights reserved. Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48More >>
    A 2017 black Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from Champion Dodge of Decatur sometime between the hours of 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. No suspect has been identified at this time. Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective Chance Sparks at (256)-341-4637 or cbsparks@decatur-al.gov. Copyright 2018 WAFF. All rights reserved. Report an Error | Submit a Tip to WAFF 48More >>
  • State senator weighs in on timetable for I-565 widening

    State senator weighs in on timetable for I-565 widening

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:17:04 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Commuters and elected officials want the interstate expanded to six lanes, and they want it done now. The project has a price tag of $150 million.

    More >>

    Commuters and elected officials want the interstate expanded to six lanes, and they want it done now. The project has a price tag of $150 million.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly