The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are also known as the 100 Deadliest Days for teenage drivers. According to a new data analysis from AAA, more than 1,050 people – an average of 10 people per day – were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016. AAA says that is a 14% increase compared to the rest of 2016.
Driving at night and speed of travel are two of significant factors contributing to these crashes, according to AAA. Twenty-nine percent of all motor vehicle deaths involving teen drivers are speed related, and nighttime crashes involving teens increase by about twenty-two percent during the 100 Deadliest Days.
AAA encourages parents to educate themselves about dangerous driving behavior and urges them to lead by example. The National Safety Council also has resources available to parents to help their teens stay safe on the road.
If another driver is at fault for a car accident, it is important to have an attorney handle your claim to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced partner Christopher Fleming for a Pennsylvania accident at (215) 567-1530, or Greg Sciolla at (856) 273-6679 to inquire about a New Jersey accident.