The topic of who causes more accidents has been debated for years. Are the young inexperienced drivers the cause the of a majority of accidents or is it the older more experienced drivers? What would your guess be? Since the age of technology, it seems everyone both young and old have cell phones attached to their hands 24/7, so I would have to say those are the people who cause most accidents. According to many studies, cellphones are responsible for one out of every four car accidents, but no specific age category is given.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers between 16 and 19 years of age are actually three time more likely to crash than those drivers who are over 20 years of age. Those younger drivers have also been said to cause significantly more accidents than seniors. According to the United States Census Bureau, 12.2 percent of accidents are caused by teens while 7.5 percent are caused by senior drivers over 65 years of age.
There are programs being put in place to help reduce these numbers and help teens gain valuable experience in the driving field in hopes the accident rate will be reduced. While accidents happen, and some are unavoidable, accidents do happen. The bottom line is while you are driving, you should have your full attention on the road and the task at hand. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that 25-56% of all crashes are caused due to the driver losing focus, whether that be on the radio, the cell phone or caused by the other passengers in the vehicle. The main way to remain safe while driving is to remain alert and focused on driving.
My advice to you avoid eating while driving, doing your makeup between stop lights, and texting while cruising down the road. Keep yourself as well as other drivers on the road safe by giving your full attention to driving.