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Spring Break Traffic Fatalities

Stay safe on the road this spring break season – studies show that fatal traffic accidents spike this time of year.

A study by the University of Miami found that there is an increase in deadly motor vehicle accidents between the last week of February and the first week of April, the time when many colleges and high schools are on spring break. The study found that the death tolls were 9.1% higher in spring break hot spots around the country compared to other weeks of the year. Fatalities among out-of-state drivers and those under the age of 25 were also both significantly increased.

The authors of the study recommend that students on spring break use public transportation, including buses, taxis or ride share services. Walking from place to place also cuts down on the number of cars on the road. Pedestrians should remember to stay on sidewalks, cross at designated crosswalks and never assume vehicles can see them.

Our attorneys are experienced in representing people injured in car accidents by negligent drivers. For advice regarding a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, contact our Philadelphia office at (215) 537-1530 or our West Chester office at (610) 701-6455 and ask for partners Michael Tinari or Christopher Fleming. To speak with partner Greg Sciolla in our New Jersey office, call (856) 273-6679.

 

Published February 24, 2017

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