If any teenager thought they could escape the Click It Or Ticket campaign, they were mistaken. In fact, Texas transportation officials have launched a campaign aimed especially at teenagers, who have the highest incidence of deaths with no seatbelts.
Statistics show that 48 percent of teen drivers and passengers ages 15-20 killed in car wrecks in Texas were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
No matter the circumstances, parents or guardians of a young driver involved in a car wreck in Dallas should give car accident attorneys Kirkendall Dwyer LLP a call. All too often, teen drivers experience factors and situations on the road that they just aren’t prepared for, but experienced lawyers will be able to offer some assistance.
Texas Department of Transportation has launched its own form of assistance with the familiar public awareness campaign Click It Or Ticket to boost seatbelt use in teens. Statewide, high schools will have access to materials for display on campus to tell teens it’s safer — and cooler, if you think about it — to buckle up and stay alive in the event of a car wreck. The driver and all passengers, even in the back seat, should be buckled up.
But in case the PSAs don’t convince the teens that buckling up is actually a trendy and awesome thing to do, perhaps hitting their pockets will. Drivers who don’t wear seatbelts will be subject to fines of up to $200. In addition, drivers on the Graduated License Program are risking suspension if they don’t wear a seatbelt.
Seatbelts save lives, especially in the case of teens. To get information about what you should do if your teen has been involved in a car wreck, please contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to speak with a personal attorney at 713-522-3529.