In challenging situations, driver inexperience can easily become negligence, or worse, recklessness. Even in straightforward situations, driver inexperience is the primary cause for car accidents involving teen drivers.
Teenagers, for the most part, have shorter attention spans and are easily distracted. Whether it’s a text message, a negative reaction to a social media post, or a brand new posting by their favorite blogger, teens’ eyes are more focused on their phones than on what’s going on around them.
Teens are essentially learning everything there is to know about driving for the first time. Reaction times are slower, dangers may not be as apparent, and a false sense of confidence may create an inaccurate perception of road conditions.