Wilmington, NC Personal Injury Attorney Richard Flexner Comments on Article about Teen Driver Safety

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The lead attorney at Richard Flexner Law Offices weighs in on the “Alive at 25” driver awareness course and other safety initiatives designed to educate teen drivers and enforce safe driving habits across the state.

Our firm stands behind all efforts to further educate young adults about what it takes to be safe drivers in Wilmington, Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina.

Commenting on a September 30 WRAL news article detailing the efforts of the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to prevent accidents involving teen drivers, attorney Richard Flexner said today that driver education from an early age is a critical component in preventing accidents on North Carolina roadways.

Flexner, a Wilmington lawyer with over 35 years’ experience, based his comments on the report, titled “Ask questions, set boundaries: Advice for parents of teen drivers.” In the report, WRAL describes how safety initiatives such as “Alive at 25” are designed to educate and reinforce safe driving habits among North Carolina teen drivers and young adults.

“Teen drivers represent a small percentage of all drivers on the road, but the young drivers are involved in a significant number of accidents,” Flexner said. “Our firm stands behind all efforts to further educate young adults about what it takes to be safe drivers in Wilmington, Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina.”

According to WRAL, “Alive at 25” is a National Safety Council-backed program dedicated to developing training for drivers after they get their licenses. “Alive at 25” is a 4 ½-hour driver awareness course focused on defensive driving techniques, decision making, responsibility and safety strategies, WRAL reports.

As part of the curriculum, teen drivers have an opportunity to participate in a group discussion and talk to each other about their own driving experiences. Officials from the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina told WRAL that the goal of “Alive at 25” is to ensure teens are aware of common dangers such as speeding, drunk driving and texting while behind the wheel.

“When it comes to preventing accidents with teen drivers, it’s more than just about changing unsafe driving behaviors – it’s about preventing teens from making reckless decisions in the first place,” Flexner said. “If you or a loved one is injured or a loved one is killed in an accident, you should seek the advice of legal counsel. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.”

The teen driving program is offered for drivers aged 15 through 24 and is offered in Raleigh twice a week. For more information about “Alive at 25,” visit http://www.safetync.org/.

About Richard Flexner Law Offices

For over 35 years, attorney Richard Flexner has fought diligently to protect the rights of personal injury victims and families who have lost loved ones in Wilmington and across North Carolina. In addition to handling cases involving drunk driving and impaired accidents and other matters involving personal injury and wrongful death, Flexner represents North Carolinians who need assistance with workers’ compensation claims. Flexner serves New Hanover County, Brunswick County, Pender County and all of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

If you were injured, or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident, call 800-FLEXNER (800-353-9637) today for a free case consultation.

Richard Flexner Law Offices are located at:
3805 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403
http://www.getflexner.com

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