Summer is a time when more people hit the road and venture out on daytrips and vacations, so naturally traffic can be more congested and the risks of accidents can significantly increase. According to several studies, another trend has also been found to make roadways more dangerous during summer months – more distracted teen drivers.
According to researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the number of fatal accidents typically spikes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Known as the 100 Deadliest Days, this period is especially dangerous for teen drivers.
AAA studies cite distracted driving as a major factor behind the rise in summer accidents. In fact, the organization has found that over 60% of teen crashes involve distraction, including:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cellphone
- Eating or drinking
- Personal grooming
- Interacting with passengers
- Attending to something inside the vehicle
Distracted driving is negligent and dangerous, no matter what form it takes. Unfortunately, many teen and novice drivers on summer vacation make the unfortunate mistake of engaging in visual, manual, and cognitive distractions – and the impact of this is notable nationwide. According to AAA, an average of 10 people die in crashes involving teen drivers every day during the summer driving season.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a traffic accident caused by a distracted driver this summer or at any time, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages, including the medical care you need to make a full recovery from your injuries. At 911 Injured Now, Inc., we provide complete care for car accident victims – including immediate medical attention and connections to prompt legal assistance.
Contacting us is risk-free, and a great way to begin your journey of securing the financial compensation you need. Our team is available 24/7 to help immediately after your crash, and we proudly serve victims and families throughout Miami Dade County, Broward County, and West Palm Beach County.
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