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Teens more prone to be involved in a fatal crash during summer

Teenage drivers face added risks tied to their inexperience behind the wheel. While many New Jersey communities go to great lengths to provide well-rounded educational opportunities to help teens learn how to drive responsibly, the occasional distraction or inexperienced decision-making can put lives at risk. 

During the summer months when kids are out of school and are out venturing on their own, the probability of their being involved in a fatal auto accident is increased exponentially. Additionally, during these warmer months, teenagers are more likely to drink which can pose an entirely different threat. In fact, distracted driving in general is a primary cause of automobile accidents involving teenagers. Reports suggest that distracted driving is to blame in three out of five car crashes on any given day. 

Studies show that while teenagers and other drivers in general can get distracted easily by phones and trying to multitask behind the wheel, the most prevalent distraction for teenagers are other passengers in their vehicle. Because of the increase in car accidents during the warmer, summer months, the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day are appropriately nicknamed the "100 deadliest days of summer."

If people have been involved in a car accident and are seeking compensatory damages, they may benefit from the input of a trusted attorney. This decision may allow them to focus their time and energy on recovering with the confidence that a knowledgeable legal representative is advocating for their benefit.

Source: USA Today, "Summer means increased risk of dying in car crashes for teens," Linda Dono, May 28, 2018

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