Memorial Day to Labor Day – The Deadliest 100 Days for Teen Drivers
Not only are car accidents the number one cause of death for teens according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are particularly dangerous for teen drivers. Teen related car accidents contributed to over 1,000 deaths in 2012 during the 100 deadliest days.
Summer Fun Has Teens On The Run
School is out, so it make sense that there are simply more teens on the road during this time. That’s only part of it though, days are longer, so youngsters stay out later. A fatigued driver is an impaired driver, and teen drivers lack practical experience due to the fact that they simply haven’t had the time yet to become better drivers.
Distracted Driving Among Teens – Not Just Texting and Driving
Although texting and driving has become the leading cause of killing teen drivers, there are many other ways a teen driver can be distracted while driving. Passengers in the vehicle – especially when there are several passengers talking at once – can be very distracting, especially to an inexperienced driver. The National Safety Council conducted a study that concluded a 44% increased risk of being in a car accident with a teen driver when they have passengers in the vehicle.
Contact A Local Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney
If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in a car accident with or without a teen driver, contact a local accident attorney at The Travis Law Firm to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, reimbursement for your medical bills, damages for your property, and pain & suffering. We have offices in Erie PA, Edinboro PA, and Warren PA to serve car accident injury victims throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, including Meadville and Bradford. If you’ve been in a car accident and now are wondering what to do, contact us for a Free Consultation about your legal rights today.