The summer months often lead to a notable increase in fatal car accidents, and in car accidents on the whole. In some cases, people call these the 100 deadliest days of summer. This name may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, but it really isn’t when you consider how many more fatal accidents happen on the roads.
Understanding that this does happen is a good first step. But you may also want to think about why it happens. What is it that causes the spike and is there anything that you can do to avoid being caught up in those statistics this year?
Every year, there’s an increase in teen drivers
The reason for the spike is simply that teen drivers don’t have to go to school during the summer, so they have more free time. This usually translates to more time on the road or behind the wheel. Teen drivers cause fatal accidents at a higher rate than any other age group, so putting them on the road more often means that there are going to be more deadly crashes.
Unfortunately, this also means that you may not be able to avoid the risk. Even if you are not a teen, every drive that you take means potentially sharing the road with other young people. These individuals are still learning how to drive and, statistically, they just cause more crashes, so you have to face that risk if you’re going to be on the road with them.
What you can do, however, is look into your legal options to seek compensation if you are injured or if a loved one loses their life. If another negligent driver was responsible for that crash, they may also be responsible for the costs that stem from the accident.