The 100 deadliest days of summer has long been shared by consumer safety advocates as a major concern for parents of teenagers. Once teenagers are off of school and enjoying summertime driving, their chances of being involved in a catastrophic or fatal accident are much higher. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day only covers a span of 98 days but many different children and teenagers are seriously hurt during this time.
Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the percentage of teens who drink and drive in particular may have decreased by more than half in the last 25 years, but drivers between the ages of 16 to 20 years old are 17 times likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident when they have a BAC of 0.08. Many of the people who die in alcohol-related crashes during the 100 deadliest days of summer are killed on Friday nights and Saturday nights, according to research shared in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Even when a young adult is not drinking and driving, they are more likely to be killed by other adult drivers who have been drinking and driving on those weekend nights. Passengers inside a vehicle may be seriously injured or may be even killed in an accident. The support of an experienced personal injury attorney is important. Avoid teen crash deaths with a better understanding of when accidents are likely to happen and avoiding distracted driving.