During the summer, more teen drivers are on the road. Are they facing a higher risk of teen car accidents? Unfortunately, yes. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you’ll find the 100 deadliest days of summer for teen drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. The deadliest out of those 100 days are summer weekends. According to AAA, there is a 14% increase in car accidents and around 1,000 deaths during those 100 days. Teen drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal car accident.
According to traffic safety experts, more teens are on the road because they have more free time, later curfews, and more opportunities to drive at night. Car accidents during the summer that involve teen drivers are commonly caused by:
Teenage drivers are less likely to wear their seatbelts, too.
The 100 deadly days of summer don’t just affect teenagers. Car accidents affect entire families. It’s important that parents talk to their teen drivers about driving safety. There’s no way for parents to totally ensure their teen’s safety, but having this important talk (and frequently reaffirming the conversation) can help reduce the chance of teen car accidents. Consider discussing these points:
Because of the increase in risk that teens face, it’s important that they know what to do if they’re in a car accident.
Parents, if your teenager is in a wreck, they may need the assistance of a car accident lawyer to help protect their legal rights. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call Thompson Law as soon as possible after the wreck: 866-293-4768.
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