According to a USA Today news report, the time after school lets out for the summer is considered one of the "100 deadliest days" of the summer. Taking data compiled by USAA, the article stated that about 1,000 people die in crashes with teenage drivers on the 100 day stretch from Memorial Day onward. This time results in raising the average number of car accident deaths up by 16% compared to other times during the calendar year. Distracted driving accounted for almost 60% of the crashes.
It is incredibly important to remain safe and alert while driving, especially during periods of increased motor activity, such as the summer. It is also important to remind your teen drivers of the dangers involved in driving a vehicle, and the responsibility they have to keep themselves, their passengers, and other cars on the road safe. Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr works with clients who have been injured in motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. If you feel that you have been wrongly hurt in an accident, please contact our office for a free consultation. Safe driving!
For more on the original USA Today report, please click here: