Connecticut is easing coronavirus restrictions and reopening during the "100 Deadliest Days" for teens. Could this be a perfect storm?
Fatal car accidents involving young people increase during the time between the summer bookend holidays - Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to AAA, more than seven people die every day during the summer on the nation's roads. AAA summarized the reasons why the summer of 2020 could be particularly dangerous.
AAA notes that teens may take to the roads this summer because of the following reasons (among other factors):
- COVID-19 restrictions lifted
- Schools closed
- Activities curtailed
- Lack of summer jobs
What are dangerous driving behaviors?
Lack of experience is one of the top reasons why teen drivers get into accidents. AAA reported on a survey of teenagers between 16-18 that found the following dangerous driving behaviors:
- Speeding on a residential street (47 percent)
- Speeding on a highway (40 percent)
- Texting behind the wheel (35 percent)
- Running red lights (32 percent)
- Driving aggressively (31 percent)
- Drowsy driving (25 percent)
- Failing to wear a seatbelt (17 percent)
It's important for parents to have frank discussions with teenagers about driving. AAA points out that parents are the best line of defense and can make a difference being role models.
The state of Connecticut this summer will conduct social media campaigns and other advertising initiatives to remind the public about the dangers of speeding and aggressive driving, according to Transportation Today News.
When you need a car accident lawyer
Accidents can happen any time of the year, but the warmer months - the "100 Deadliest Days" - are particularly dangerous. If you were injured in an accident or lost a loved one, contact an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli.
A knowledgeable lawyer can help ensure you get fully compensated for your losses. A crash can lead to serious injuries that can have an impact on many parts of your life. You may be unable to work, which could have a long-term impact on your financial planning. You may have to give up hobbies you enjoyed before the accident.
Our Connecticut attorneys can conduct a comprehensive assessment of the accident. You may be entitled to recover past and future medical expenses. Other damages you may be entitled to receive include recovery for mental anguish, pain and suffering, disfigurement, physical impairment, and more.
We know the insurance company may downplay the extent of your losses. They may say the claim is not worth the hassle. We know the truth. We will work aggressively on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. Contact us online today for a free consultation. Let the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli work for you. Tell them you mean business!