You know that you face risks every time that you go on the road, but did you know that the danger is about to rachet up a notch? In June, July and August, there is a serious increase in car accidents involving young drivers. Even if you’re not a young driver, you have to share the road with these drivers, so you need to know about this risk.
Experts often call these three months the 100 deadliest days of the year. Teen car accident rates soar, and many people find themselves with serious injuries or at risk of losing a loved one. Why does this happen with such consistency?
The summer months increase teen driving rates
The biggest reason for both the increase and the consistency is just that this perfectly lines up with the time when teens are no longer in school. They get those three months off, so they tend to drive more often and they have more free time.
Teens are not necessarily more dangerous drivers in the summer than they are all year long. Many studies have found that they always pose a greater risk than older, more experienced drivers. All that changes in the summer: Young people have more time to drive and they put in more hours and miles on the road — and many of them are still learning the ropes when it comes to being behind the wheel.
Have you suffered serious injuries?
You may not be a teen, but what if you get badly injured in an accident that a young driver causes this summer? You may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills and other costs. An attorney can help you learn more and protect your interests.