Teenagers, unfortunately, are more at risk of having a Florida auto accident, and their chances increase due to several different factors, including:
- Start of driving – Teenagers are more likely to have an accident within the first few months after getting their driver’s licenses. This is because newly licensed teens lack the experience and skills of more mature drivers.
- Night time – Statistics show that teen drivers are more likely to get into a car crash after 9:00 p.m. because driving at night is more difficult for new drivers. Night-time driving accidents are sometimes also linked to drinking and driving or drowsy driving.
- Weekends – More than half of teen deaths from motor vehicle accidents take place on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some of the reasons for this could be from drugged or drunk driving or driving with friends.
- Summer time – Teenagers spend about 44% more hours driving in the summer, according to Students Against Destructive Decisions. Because teens drive more when they are out of school, they are more likely to be involved in Sarasota car crashes.
Teenagers can help destroy these facts by not participating in distracted driving like texting, talking on cell phones, traveling with teen passengers, or eating behind the wheel of moving vehicles. Teen drivers can also reduce their chances at night, on the weekends, and over summer by not driving drunk, drugged, distracted, or drowsy.
If your teenager was injured or killed in a traffic accident due to no fault of their own, call a Sarasota accident lawyer at the Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805 for a free, no-obligation case consultation today to find out about your rights to a financial recovery.