Memorial Day weekend is around the corner. Recognized as the unofficial kickoff to summer, people everywhere will be planning trips to the beach, hosting backyard barbeques, and going camping. Memorial Day weekend also begins the stretch of what is commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.
Teen Driving Crashes Spike During the 100 Deadliest Days
The 100 deadliest days refers to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the number of fatal teen crashes climbs drastically. Teen drivers are already at a greater risk of getting into an accident due to lack of driving experience. New drivers aged 16-17 are three times more likely than adults to be involved in a deadly crash. With more teens on the road in the summer, the odds of a car crash increase even more. Teens are also more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, speeding, racing, and showing off, which can play a major role in car crashes.
In 2016, more than 1,050 people were fatally injured in crashes involving a teen driver during the 100 deadliest days, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That means an average of 10 people were killed every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The Monmouth County car accident lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. present this infographic that highlights facts and figures about the 100 deadliest days and what parents can do to help keep their teen and other drivers safe this summer.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, the Monmouth County car accident lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. are here to assist you. We understand the emotional and financial struggles that car accident victims and their families endure. Our attorneys will help you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation. Call us today at 732-493-9400 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.