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AAA Reports Summer Months Deadly for Teen Drivers

Teen drivers more likely to be in an accident in the summertime

Last week our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys asked parents to have open discussions with their teenage drivers to ensure they are fully aware of the dangers of distracted driving and to encourage safe driving behaviors.  It is especially critical for parents to get this message out as summer starts, and, according to AAA, five of the 10 deadliest days of the year for teens loom.

The Reporter reports AAA identified that teens are more susceptible to deadly crashes in the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day than any other time period during the year – making it even more critical to educate your teens.

Sadly, AAA has dubbed the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day the “100 deadliest days of summer,” due to the high number of teen accident fatalities.  In its study of data from 2006-2010, AAA found approximately 6,700 teen drivers and their young passengers died in car crashes during the summer months. The average of 399 teen deaths each month of the summer compares with 346 deaths during non-summer months.

The five most dangerous days on the road for teens during summer, according to The Reporter, in order are:  July 4, June 10, August 14, August 8 and July 9. On average, more than 16 teens are killed in car crashes on each of these days.

Teen drivers are more likely than their adult counterparts to text while driving and to be distracted by other passengers.  It is important that all teens are monitored closely during the first couple years of driving to ensure they avoid these risky driving behaviors.

Our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys encourage teens to heed the warnings from their parents and to take your time when driving and avoid distractions so you can safely enjoy the freedom of the summer months.

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