As outdoor temperatures start warming up, it’s a sign that summer is around the corner in Connecticut. While the summer can be a great time to get outdoors, it can also be particularly dangerous for teen drivers. With that in mind, here’s more information about the 100 deadliest days of summer and how to keep teen drivers safe this year.
When are the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers?
The 100 deadliest days is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During this time, the number of fatal car accidents involving teen drivers skyrockets. Over the past 10 years, these 100 days have caused over 8,300 people to die in automobile collisions.
There are a few reasons why this period is so deadly. For one, most schools aren’t in session during the summertime. When teenagers don’t have to be in school, most of them spend their summers driving. During this year, there also looks to be fewer jobs available for teenagers. These factors often increase a teenager’s risk of getting into a car accident.
How to keep teen drivers safe
One of the best ways to keep teen drivers safe involves their parents. It’s helpful for parents to drive safely, especially when their children are traveling with them. This simple act drives home the importance of being safe while operating a motor vehicle.
It’s also a good idea for parents to supervise their teenage children as they begin driving. Aim to spend at least 50 hours supervising the young driver in your life.
Unfortunately, summer is a time when many teen drivers get involved in crashes that often cause fatalities. To keep teen drivers safe, it’s a good idea for parents to schedule supervised driving sessions. By focusing on the importance of safe driving, you can help make the roads safer than ever during this season.