The 100 deadliest days: A serious summer hazard

On Behalf of | May 12, 2022 | Motor vehicle crashes |

You will sometimes see people talk about the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. Police officers may reference this or driving instructors may talk about it to students, or you may simply see news articles and PSAs about how June, July and August can be so dangerous on the road.

The fact of the matter is that the summer often sees a significant increase in fatal car crashes. The three months where this increase is the most noticeable are, as noted above, June, July and August. What is it about the summer months that puts everyone at risk?

Teens are no longer in school

It has long been known that teen drivers create a significant risk for themselves and for everyone else on the road with them. Their fatal crash accident rates are disproportionately high, and they are often blamed for making mistakes that caused accidents. You can clearly see them become safer drivers as they move into their twenties.

During the summer, these young teenage drivers are no longer in school. They spend their time with their friends, working part-time jobs, going on vacation and much more. No matter what they’re doing, the extended time away from the classroom just tends to lead to an increase in time spent behind the wheel. When you take the most dangerous age demographic and give them more time to drive, it is only natural that there would be an increase in fatal accidents caused by these drivers.

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