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Key facts about the 100 deadliest days of summer

On Behalf of | May 15, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been tagged as the “100 deadliest days of summer”. The reason for this is that a significant number of fatal road traffic collisions occur during this period. 

Sadly, fatal accidents increased across the country during this period, and Alabama is no exception. What are some of the key facts about the 100 deadliest days of summer

Teenagers are particularly at risk 

It is important not to stereotype any age group of drivers, but statistics do show that teenagers are especially at risk during the summer months. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, there are simply more teens on the road during this time. Colleges have broken up for the summer and teens are traveling back home to visit family or perhaps heading on vacation. The sudden increase of teens on the road alone presents a risk. However, on top of that, it has been shown that teens are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors like speeding and driving under the influence. 

Steps you can take as a parent 

As a parent, it is only natural that you may be concerned about your children during this period. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to improve their safety. An often overlooked but very effective safety measure is to be available to pick them up and drop them off. Simply being there to take your children to see friends and attend parties, as well as collecting them afterward, can reduce the chances of them drinking and driving or becoming a passenger with an impaired driver. 

If a negligent road user has injured you or your child, you may be able to hold them accountable for their actions. Seeking legal guidance will help you to find out more about personal injury compensation.