08/28/2014 (press release: 1800Houston) // Brian Eberstein
To many, summertime is the most relaxing, and fun time of the year. However, there are driving dangers that come with the season that many don’t expect.
Source: esurance.com article “dangers of summer driving”
On the surface, driving through a summer heat wave seems quite serene compared to a winter whiteout. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), July actually had the highest number of fatal car accidents of any month in 2012, with 3,126. What’s more, August and June ranked second and third, each with over 3,000 fatal accidents.
To read more about the dangers of summer driving, visit http://www.esurance.com/driving-tips/summer-driving.
Teen drivers, whom already are in a high risk group for accidents, are particularly at risk during summer months, according to a study by AAA.
Source USA TODAY Report “AAA: Teen drivers face greatest risk in summer”
“With school out, AAA warns that as the mercury rises, so do teen driving fatalities, making summertime the “100 Deadliest Days” of the year.
Car crashes already are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, who have the highest crash rate of any age group, AAA stated. During the summer months — when drivers rack up 20 billion more miles than at other times of the year — an average of 260 teens are killed in accidents each month.”
To read the article further, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/06/01/teen-driving-aaa/9804589/.
Say the Houston based accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK, many teens are constantly on the lookout for something to do with their free time during summer when school is out. Boredom in many cases leads to reckless behaviors among teen drivers who appear on the roads in greater numbers during the summertime. In addition to more teens being on the road, highway congestion is another big accident risk factor as more travelers vacation during summer months. Summer heat can also cause unanticipated vehicle hazards on those that aren’t properly maintained.
1800 CAR WRECK attorneys say that Houston drivers should be cognizant of these and other factors that can elevate their risk of accident injury during summer months. Parents can take precautions to ensure that their teen drivers are not a danger to themselves or others by making sure they are not given access to driving poorly maintenance vehicles, and monitoring their driving patterns. Teen drivers should not engage in behaviors that would put their own lives or the lives of others at risk. These include, but are not limited to, talking on their cell phones while driving, texting while driving, driving under the influence, and riding around with a car load of other teens.
For anyone who has been injured in a car wreck as a result of another driver’s negligence or misconduct, legal help is available for recovering related damages such as medical costs. The law firm of Eberstein & Witherite is available to help those who have questions about liability and other issues in car wreck cases involving teen drivers get the answers they need. Individuals can contact the firm’s Houston office by calling 1800 CAR WRECK, and get help today.