Start of Summer Marks Beginning of "100 Deadliest Days" for Teenage Drivers
Every year, the number of tragic and preventable car accidents involving young and inexperienced drivers increase sharply between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This period is known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for teenage drivers. The start of summer is a crucial time for parents to speak with young drivers about the importance of proper road safety and the dangers of Distracted Driving.
Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents involving teenage drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) drivers between the age of 15 and 19 are involved in the highest amount of distraction-related car crashes. In 2014, 10% of teenage drivers involved in fatal traffic accidents were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
Now, a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that distraction-related crashes among young drivers have become much more prevalent in recent years. The AAA study revealed many disturbing statistics about Distracted Driving accidents among young drivers, including:
• During the "100 Deadliest Days," the number of
teenage drivers fatally injured in car crashes increases as much as 16% compared to other days of the year.
• Distracted Driving was a factor in nearly 60% of car crashes involving teenage drivers.
•Nearly half of teen drivers surveyed admitted to reading a text message or email while driving in the last 30 days.
If you are the parent of a young driver, be sure to talk to them early and often about the importance of proper driver safety. For additional resources that can help you talk to your teenager about the dangers of Distracted Driving, click here.
At Del Rio & Carichoff, Sacramento, California Car Accident law firm, we urge all drivers to keep your phones and mobile devices turned off until you arrive safely at your final destination. Distracted Driving is selfish and dangerous behavior that jeopardizes not only your safety, but the safety of everyone around you.
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