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Distracted driving: The dangers of teen driving in the summer

All across the country, teenagers look forward to summer break and a respite from the daily grind of school, homework and extracurricular activities. While it's tempting to hand the keys over to your teenager and enjoy getting a break from playing chauffeur, it's also important to understand the risks.

Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents each year

It is no secret that distracted driving has become a major concern in North Carolina and across the country. According to statistics compiled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in the years between 2008 and 2013 there have been approximately 50,000 crashes each year in the state caused by distracted driving with approximately 28,000 injuries occurring for the same reason, and at least 140 fatalities has resulted from distracted driving in each of these years. Crashes and injuries are happening in the state three to four times more often due to distracted driving than due to alcohol use.

Ways To Maximize Your Compensation After An Accident

An accident can change your life in a second, leaving you reeling with pain, large medical bills and lost wages. Many people are surprised to find that insurance companies - even their own insurer - are unwilling to fully compensate them for the injuries they've sustained.

The dangers of distracted driving in North Carolina

The incidents of death and injury resulting from distracted driving have reached substantial levels in the United States. The recent increase in popularity of cellphones and other mobile devices has allegedly been responsible for a marked increase in loss of life and accident injuries. The Federal Communications Commission has created the FCC Distracted Driving Information Clearinghouse for sharing and collecting information for the purpose of advancing technology to help reduce the problem.