Summer months are almost here, and it’s vital for everyone on the road to pay close attention to the potential dangers they might encounter. Memorial Day weekend starts the 100 deadliest days of summer, which lasts until Labor Day weekend.
Historically, roughly 260 teens suffer fatal injuries in car accidents each month during this time frame. It’s an increase of 26% when compared to the other months. Below, we will detail the main causes of teen driving crashes and what drivers can do to stay safe.
What Are the Dangers?
Not all young drivers are dangerous, but their inexperience can often increase the risk of danger. During the summer months, more teens and young drivers are on the road because they’re no longer in school. This means there are more risks for distractions and other negligent actions causing accidents.
Here are some quick numbers to be aware of:
- About 60% of teen crashes involve distracted driving
- Other passengers account for 15% of teen driver collisions
- Cell phone use makes up about 12% of crashes involving teen drivers
Dangers can also include out of towners traveling for vacation, more people celebrating the summer holidays, and even weather-related dangers.
How Can You Stay Safe?
If you’re driving on the road at any point this summer, it helps to recognize the potential signs of negligence. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to stay back. Avoid passing the potentially negligent driver and report them to the local authorities.
Ensure you look for:
- Erratic braking
- And more
At Scott Law Firm, our Conroe car accident attorneys go above and beyond for you. If you suffer harm because of someone else’s negligence, trust that our team will work for you and hold negligence accountable. We’re committed to you and your best interests every step of the way.