Attorney Anthony J. Mallo Examines Essentials of Teen Driver Safety

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Attorney Anthony J. Mallo

Always keep your cell phone in the glove compartment and never check it while driving. This quite literally can be a matter of life or death.

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According to, teenagers account for more auto accidents than any other age group. “Furthermore, approximately 60 percent of teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel,” said traffic attorney Anthony J. Mallo, of Traffic Ticket Office, A Law Firm.

In honor of Teen Driving Awareness Month in January, Mallo lists the following five tips to better ensure teenagers stay safe behind the wheel:

No. 1: Put cell phones away. The life of the driver, and the lives of other drivers, is more important than any text one might be sending or reading. “Always keep your cell phone in the glove compartment and never check it while driving,” stressed Mallo. “This quite literally can be a matter of life or death.”

No. 2: Always obey the speed limit. A high number of fatal teen accidents every year are the result of speeding. Driving within the speed limit better ensures the safety of the driver.

No. 3: Don’t drink and drive. “There is never a time, or excuse, for driving while intoxicated,” noted Mallo. “If others are contemplating driving while drunk, take their keys away.”

No. 4: Always wear a seat belt. Research shows that seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half.

No. 5: Avoid distractions while driving. “It is imperative to always refrain from any activity that can cause distraction while driving,” concluded Mallo. “In addition to texting and talking on your cell phone, this includes eating, playing with the radio, turning around to talk to passengers in the back, etc.”

About Anthony J. Mallo, Traffic Ticket Office, A Law Firm
Anthony J. Mallo has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1999, and is a member of the Traffic Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. Traffic Ticket Office has handled hundreds of thousands of cases for South Florida drivers. Practice areas include speeding tickets, traffic tickets, traffic violations, DUI, careless/reckless driving, and much more. For more information, please call (305) LAW-FIRM (529-3476), or visit

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