Memorial Day Weekend typically aligns with high school graduations. This is an important time for teenagers and it’s also a potentially deadly time for teenagers. This is when many teenagers have their actual first taste of freedom and sometimes that taste can turn deadly. The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known by many as the 100 deadliest days.
During this time period, more or less 100 days, driver fatality rates have been known to spike by more than 40%. Most car crashes can be avoided with simple planning. Many teenage drivers do a good job of safe driving but still lack the experience and situational awareness of someone who has been driving for years. Here are a few important reminders your teen driver cannot hear often enough.
Avoid All Forms Of Distracted Driving – Distracted driving comes down to more than mobile phones, although these are the greatest offenders and contributors. Distracted driving includes eating, changing the radio, friends in the car, emotionally draining conversations and anything else that removes your teenager’s attention from driving.
Speeding And Ignoring Traffic Laws – Statistics show over 30% of males and almost 20% of females between the ages of 15 & 24 were speeding when they were involved in a crash. These statistics don’t consider fault just speed. Slowing down to the posted limit minimizes gaining the attention of law enforcement and allows the car to be more easily manageable. Keeping a safe distance between you and the car in front is also a critical factor in avoiding a crash.
Don’t Ever Drink And Drive – Even a single alcoholic beverage diminishes someone’s ability to drive and react. The National Highway Transportation Safety Board tells us the buzzed driving is drunk driving. It is illegal for a teenager to consume alcohol and anytime your teen is out with friends a reminder to not drink and drive along with the promise to come and pick your teen up with no questions asked if they have consumed anything that could impair their ability to drive.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!