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The dangerous 100 days of summer

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Summer is fast approaching, along with graduations, cookouts and vacations. With all those vehicles on the road, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of car accidents.

Take a few moments and learn why the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the “100 Deadliest Days”.

Summer’s dark side

As the weather warms up and school lets out for summer vacation, many people look forward to the fun and relaxation of the season. However, fatal car crashes increase dramatically during this period, especially among teenage drivers.

There are several reasons why the 100 deadliest days exist. First, more people are on the road during the summer, whether for vacation travel or simply enjoying the warmer weather. This increased traffic leads to more opportunities for accidents to occur.

Furthermore, with the feeling of more freedom, many people engage in risky behaviors during the summer, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Summer is also a popular time for road construction projects, which can lead to lane closures and detours. This can cause confusion and frustration for drivers and may increase the likelihood of accidents.

And, while summer is generally associated with good weather, occasional storms and other weather events can make driving conditions hazardous.

You need to take extra precautions when driving during the summer months. Make sure you are well rested before getting behind the wheel and avoid distractions such as texting while driving. Additionally, always wear your seatbelt and obey the speed limit to help reduce your risk of being involved in a car accident.

Tragically, accidents can still happen. If you or someone you love has been injured because of another driver’s negligence or recklessness, it is crucial that you seek compensation for your injuries and damages.