Article on Teen Driving Safety Highlights Things Everyone Can Do to Make the Roads Safer, Notes Raymond Hassanlou

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles car accident attorney explains that, as drivers, we all must constantly address our driving habits to assure that we are not putting ourselves and others at risk.

Texting is one of the biggest distractions for teen drivers on the road today.

He explains that drivers of all ages should always be checking their blind spots, and, of course, never drive distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

An article published October 8th by the OC Register outlined a Masson Viejo Teen Driver Safety Fair meant to encourage safe driving practices in the community and beyond. The article explains that the fair was inspired partially by a string of terrible accidents in the past several years that have killed a total of ten Orange County teenagers, but also by the fact that, nationally, auto accidents are the number one killer of teens age 15 to 19. According to Los Angeles auto accident attorney Raymond R. Hassanlou, many of the safety tips mentioned by the article and the fair are incredibly important for everyone, adult or teen, to abide by. He explains that drivers of all ages should always be checking their blind spots, and, of course, never drive distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Checking Blind Spots – While to many this may seem like a no-brainer, Mr. Hassanlou notes that many serious accidents, especially those involving motorcyclists, occur when one car moves into another lane without remembering to check their blind spot. Another thing that is often overlooked, which was stressed by the safety fair, is making sure that all mirrors are properly adjusted so that these blind spots are minimized. Mr. Hassanlou also notes that this goes for whatever vehicle a person is currently driving – even when driving a friend’s car, he explains it is important to adjust mirrors to meet the needs of the driver currently behind the wheel.
  • Don’t Drive Distracted – While there have always been distractions on the road in the form of other passengers, food and beverages, and possibly the driver’s desire to find the right radio station, driver’s today are more distracted than ever before due to texting and other mobile phone uses. Mr. Hassanlou explains that there is absolutely no reason to ever text while driving, and it is appropriately against the law.
  • Stay Sober Behind the Wheel – Mr. Hassanlou explains that, although teens shouldn’t be drinking in the first place, it is an unfortunate reality that many do, and those who do should at the very least make the responsible choice to avoid driving. He explains that, in terms of roadway safety for both teens and adults, the one positive that has come along with the current smartphone obsessed culture is that ride-sharing apps make it easier than ever to get a ride home if one is needed.

As an experienced car accident lawyer, Mr. Hassanlou has far too often seen the negative consequences that occur when someone fails the follow these basic safety laws and guidelines. Those in the Los Angeles area who have suffered an auto accident attorney as a result of someone else’s negligent actions can call Mr. Hassanlou today at 818-945-0640 or visit him online at

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