Many teens look forward to the carefree summer months when they are out of school and finally able to use their newly found freedoms as licensed drivers.
While summer is a time to relax for young people, it is not a time to relax behind the wheel. Crashes involving teen drivers significantly increase during the summer months, and here’s why.
100 Deadliest Days of Summer
The days between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September are what’s known as the notorious “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.”
During this time, an average of 260 teenagers are killed in car accidents each month, a 26% increase compared to other months of the year. Teens themselves are not the only ones more likely to sustain fatal injuries, but crashes involving teen drivers are more likely to result in fatal injuries for others, including their passengers, pedestrians, or occupants in other vehicles.
The most common causes of fatal teen accidents during the summer include:
Driving under the influence
Staying Safe on the Road
It’s important for parents to understand the risks that teens face and take steps to ensure their teens and everyone else stays safe. Make sure your kids are aware that driving is not a right, but a privilege and one that requires them to be responsible and vigilant.
If your teenager is injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm. We are here to help you during these difficult times and provide your family with skilled and trustworthy legal representation.
We also offer free consultations and work on contingency fees, meaning that you don’t have to pay anything out of pocket. Our firm will only collect legal fees if and when we help win your family compensation.
Contact The Edwards Law Firm at (361) 541-6333 to discuss your case today.