Summer is the time when teens are most likely to be involved in a severe or fatal car crash. It spans from Memorial Day to Labor day and is known as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” What causes this increase in accidents on the road, and what can parents do to help their young drivers get home safe?
The 100 deadliest days spans from June 1st to August 31st. During this time, teen drivers are about 25% more likely to be involved in a car crash compared to the rest of the year. On average, each day of summer sees 10 teen drivers involved in fatal car accidents. This combined with the fact that car accidents are the leading cause of teen death in the U.S. is a concern for any parent.
The best way to prevent teen car crashes is to educate your teen about the dangers of the road, teach them to drive safely, and set boundaries so they don’t drive during dangerous times such as at night or during rush hour. Many new drivers are prone to speeding; however, they may not realize that this is extremely dangerous and getting a ticket isn’t all they have to worry about. It can take time for a young driver to understand that the faster a car is moving, the faster the driver’s reactions must be to avoid a crash. Additionally, higher speeds translate to a higher force of impact in the crash, increasing the risk of a catastrophic collision.
We hope you are never involved in an accident, but if you are, we’re here if you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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