October is the most dangerous month for teen drivers to get in a Michigan car accident. A recent report suggests drivers ages 16 and 17 are 20% more likely to get in a car accident in October than any other month of the year. Among all drivers, October has historically seen a 25% spike in the number of car accidents reported. The report credits rainy weather, earlier sunsets and corresponding longer nights, and more deer-related car accidents with causing the surge in car accidents. All drivers should take extra time this month to adjust to changing conditions on the road. Older drivers especially should set a good example for teen age drivers by keeping a careful lookout, paying attention while driving, and avoiding things like talking on the cell phone.