Summer is fast approaching. If you have teenagers in your family, their summer will hopefully be full of genuinely joyful, enlightening, and inspiring experiences. Also, hopefully, they will remain safe while they are working jobs, visiting friends, participating in activities, and generally enjoying their downtime. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that a significant number of teenagers across the U.S. will not remain safe this summer. In fact, the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are often referred to the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. This distinction specifically concerns the rate at which teens experience fatal and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents during the summer months.

What Distinguishes the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer?

All year long, motor vehicle accidents represent the leading cause of death for American teenagers. Overall, inexperienced teen drivers experience the highest overall crash rate of any age group as well. The challenges that teen drivers face at any time of year spike in the summer, as they tend to be out on the road far more often, with more distracting passengers in their cars, and at times of the day and night when they are more likely to be home during the school year.

As a result of these influences and a host of other factors, the teen crash fatality rate rises by more than 25 percent during the summer, resulting in an average of 260 teens lost during each of summer’s three short months. Thousands more are seriously injured and traumatized as a result of catastrophic wrecks.

It is, perhaps, unsurprising that the most common contributing factor to crashes involving teens is distracted driving. Approximately three out of every five accidents involving teens is caused – at least, in part – by distraction. Passengers and electronic devices are two of the most consequential distractions that teens navigate during the summer months.

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If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, connect with the knowledgeable team of Dallas, TX car accident lawyers at Clark Law Group. We can help you pursue financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, vehicle damage, and other losses. You can begin by scheduling a confidential, risk-free case evaluation today. We look forward to hearing from you.