Teenager Driving Accidents | Romanucci & Blandin
The amount of accidents that involve teen drivers are much higher than accidents with other groups of drivers involved. Unfortunately, teen drivers do not have the same experience as older drivers, and there are laws in Illinois that prevent teen drivers from driving until they have proven their capability.
In addition to inexperience, teenagers are also very prone to peer distractions while they are driving. Illinois law does limit the amount of passengers to one person who is under 20 years of age, unless the passenger is a sibling or child of the driver, for the first year of their driving or until they reach 18 years old.
Teen Driver Laws in Illinois
In order to get their driver’s license, teens must have at least 50 hours of practice that is certified by a parent, which includes 10 hours of driving at night. When they get their license, 16-17 year olds are not allowed to drive between 10pm and 6am on Sunday through Thursday and between 11pm and 6am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Insurance Coverage and Liability
A vast majority of teen drivers are insured under their parents’ insurance policy, since is can be more difficult and costly to ensure the teen themselves. If you have been involved in a car accident involving a teen driver, you need the qualified teen auto accident attorneys at RB Law to help protect your rights and help you earn compensation.
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