Now is about the time when schools let out for summer and teens are anxious to hang out with friends and enjoy the freedom that comes with the season. If you have a newly-licensed teen driver under your roof, it’s important to know what dangers they may face during this time period.
Year after year, the number of fatal teen accidents increases during the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day—as a result, this notorious period is known as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.
According to AAA, more than 5,000 people died in car crashes during the 100 Deadliest Days between 2010 and 2014. On average, about 260 teens lose their lives each month during the summer, an increase of 26% compared to other months of the year.
The major risk factors that lead to the increase in fatal teen car accidents during this time include:
Parents and other supportive adults play a key role in keeping teens safe during this time and empowering them to make the right choices. Here are some ways that you can promote safety above all else:
We hope you never need our services during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, but if you do, Klein Frank, P.C. is here to help your family get through tough times. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, you can have confidence that we will do everything it takes to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Contact our Boulder car accident attorneys at (303) 622-3876 to get started with a free, personalized case review.