Fast approaching, the 100 days following Memorial Day weekend are considered some of the most dangerous throughout the entire country. Unfortunately, this most often impacts teen drivers during the months when they’re out of school and tourism is much higher.
Understanding when the 100 deadliest days are, and why it is important to stay careful can help you and your loved ones stay safe on the road. Here are some things that you should know about and what it means for all those on the road.
When Exactly Are the 100 Deadliest Days?
While they say the 100 deadliest days of summer, some days fall outside of the actual season. It goes from Memorial Day weekend at the end of May to Labor Day weekend at the beginning of September—the time where most teens are on vacation and a perfect time in New York for tourism.
The Dangers Associated with Teen Drivers
With many teens on vacation and taking to the road, there are a number of potential dangers that come with it. Here are just a few:
- Texting and driving: Texting and driving is one of the bigger problems on the road, especially with teen drivers. Looking down at your phone for even just a few seconds can cause you to lose control of your vehicle and cause a collision.
- Large groups in the vehicle: Did you know that focusing too much on a conversation can make it difficult to recognize dangers on the road? Teens in vehicles with other passengers are very susceptible to this because they are not as experienced behind the road.
- More cars on the road: The summer weather can create tons of congestion on the road. The more vehicles, the more chance there is for a serious accident to occur.
All drivers—and parents of teen drivers—must be aware of the dangers during these long 100 days. Make sure you’re taking the steps to stay safe on the road and protect yourself from harm.
At Levine and Wiss, we know that if negligence causes a serious accident, the victim of the injury may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. Our New York car accident lawyers are here for you every step of the way.