There is a popular name for the time that lies between Memorial Day and Labor day: the hundred deadliest days. The reason for this is because of the amount of road traffic accidents that occur during this time. While the name sounds like a scary fate, what does it actually mean?
One of the most well known companies, when it comes to vehicle insurance and roadside assistance is AAA. This company also tracks data linked to road accidents. According to the company, more than 1,050 people were killed in car crashes that involved teenage drivers in the year 2016 during this period.
Alongside this data, the company highlighted several factors that contribute to this unfortunate upward trend in car accidents. These include:
When it comes to teenagers it is very common for them to spend the day with friends. This could be for amusement purposes or even for studying together. Sometimes in some areas where they are driving they may have been recreationally drinking or taking drugs. Even if your child has not they will be on the road with other drivers that will pose a risk.
Long distance driving will also include nighttime driving The drivers may be heading to or from vacation, and the longer we drive, the less attentive we can be. A lot of the accidents in bigger cities occur with commuters.
Speeding is often linked to only young male drivers, but this is not the case. It happens all the time, not because people are attempting to show off, but because they are rushing from one place to another or running late for their destination, say an important meeting. People tend to speed on roads where they know there are not many cars. What they do not realize is that you do not just need to crash into a car for an accident to occur. When driving fast is all too common, unfortunately to drive into something due to losing control of your vehicle. Add to the mix alcohol, nighttime driving, drowsy or distracted driving, and you have without a doubt a recipe for disaster.
Being involved in a car accident is never something expected or easy. The loss of income, work and even transportation brings with it extreme, unexpected costs. You can feel lost and confused, which is where our experience Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys come in. We will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. You can contact us today by calling us at 305-931-6666 or filing out this contact form.