Study Says Missouri Needs To Toughen Up On Teen Drivers

February 12, 2013
A 47-year-old Missouri woman was injured as the result of an accident she was involved in with a teen driver. A story from the Wentzville Patch explained the accident occurred this past Thursday at around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route N and Duello Road just outside of Wentzville.
Reports indicate the 16-year-old driver of a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, from Lake St. Louis, was traveling east along Route N. The truck was unable to stop in time though as it approached the intersection with Duello Road, where two cars were waiting to turn. The truck’s side struck the front end of a 2008 Saturn Aura being driven by the female victim, leaving her suffering from moderate injuries.
The Missouri Car Accident highlights the findings of a report from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety that claimed the state of Missouri needed to adopt tougher restrictions onto inexperienced teenage drivers. The group called for the state to make the minimum age for receiving a learner’s permit 16 years old and the age for an unrestricted license to be 18. Also, Missouri was advised to create a stronger cellphone and nighttime driving restrictions for provisional license holders.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers at the law firm of CofmanTownsley applaud the efforts being made to keep the state’s highways safer and to prevent serious accidents from occurring.