Whether you are the driver or passenger in a vehicle, you are at risk of an automobile accident every time you step into car. However, for teen drivers, some days are more dangerous than others. A new study done by AAA revealed that the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous days for teen drivers. This time period has been labeled as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, equating to more deaths compared to any other time period during the year. During these months, May-August, the average fatalities of teens involved in a car accident per month rose from 346 teen deaths to 399 teen deaths. Furthermore, there are certain days within this span that are considered the most dangerous days for teen drivers. These days include:
- May 20th
- May 23rd
- June 10th
- July 4th
- July 9th
- August 8th
- August 14th
To ensure the safety of teens and all other drivers on our Michigan highways and roadways, the car accident injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. would like to share with you a list that AAA has compiled on precautionary safety tips for parents. These include:
- Eliminate trips without purpose.
- Limit passengers – Fatal teen crash rates increase fivefold when two or more passengers are present as opposed to driving alone.
- Restrict night driving – A teen drivers chances of being involved in a fatal crash doubles during night hours.
- Establish a parent-teen driving agreement – Written agreements help enforce clear rules about driving at night, passengers, access to the car, and any other car related details.
- Enroll teens in summer driving school.
- Be there – Make sure your teenage child knows that you will be there for them in the case of an emergency, or if they are in need of advice. Also, make sure they know they are able to call you at any time.
Driving safety is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you have been involved in a Michigan car accident you should call the experienced auto accident attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. for help. Call our office at (800) 606-1717 to have a free consultation about your case with one of our car accident attorneys.
Looking for more tips for parents on teen driving? Click here to read Michigan Car Accidents & Teenage Drivers.