Charleston, WV, August 10, 2015: Personal Injury attorney, Jeffrey T. Jones, founder of the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, and best-selling author of “Protect and Defend” has posted a new blog on his website, entitled “Alert, New School Year Brings A New Batch of Inexperienced Teen Drivers.” Most kids are wrapped up in their own excitement or gloom as they head back to school. However, if they are a teen driving to school for the first time, their excitement level is super-charged and their sense of safety can easily be forgotten as Mr. Jones reminds readers in his newest blog.
Jones writes, “With the start of a new school year upon us, there are always new teenagers who will be driving to school for the first time. Historically, this is the time of year that teen crashes spike with most crashes occurring during the hours when kids are going to and coming home from school. And, according to the National Safety Council a full “50% of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school.“
Jones elaborates, states, “This means that in addition to urging teen drivers to drive extra carefully, younger children who walk and ride their bikes to school on the same roadways need to be taught to take extra precautions as well.” He continues adding, “Because there are no state laws stringent enough to protect the new young drivers, The National Safety Council advises that parents implement household rules regarding driving. They suggest drawing up a written contract which the teenager agrees to and signs in which you set clear expectations and restrictions.”
Jones provides a link to the contract called The “New Driver Deal”, saying that it, “helps parents fill whatever gaps may exist in state laws.”
As Jones states, “A signed contract will help establish the importance of the safety of passengers and pedestrians as a priority.” He adds, “And, hopefully your teen will be among the 50% who will not be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school!”
The entire blog can be read at http://www.jeffreytjones.com/alert-new-school-year-brings-a-new-batch-of-inexperienced-teen-drivers/
About Jeffrey T. Jones
Jeffrey T. Jones has more than 25 years of experience and served as the former President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and is a Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and IRS Tax Attorney in Charleston, West Virginia. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in West Virginia. He has appeared in USA TODAY as an Emerging Business Leader to Watch and has been named one of the top 10 lawyers in West Virginia for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. He represents persons injured or killed in accidents and has written the West Virginia Automobile Accident Injury Guide and a Special Report dealing with car accidents, personal injury and insurance companies.
About the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones
For quality, dependable legal representation, clients throughout West Virginia rely on the Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Jones, PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Our office serves clients from Charleston to Huntington, from Beckley to Princeton and as far as Clarksburg. We’re strong advocates for those who have been injured by negligence of any kind. Whether you have been injured by a negligent driver or a drunk driver, a defective product, or a doctor or hospital, we can help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to receive.