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Teen drivers face deadly summer risks

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2022 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Summertime sees a lot of activity pick up on Florida roads. With many destinations appealing to locals and tourists, expect to see many motorists traveling more frequently between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Unfortunately, those 100 days could be deadly for drivers, and teens may be at the most significant risk.

Summer’s 100 deadly days

Adults and teens alike may need to be additionally careful on roads in the summer. Special hazards could exist in Florida, making Sunshine State travel even more dangerous. For example, tourists unfamiliar with locale routes may suffer from distracted driving. Festive partygoers might take to the roads intoxicated. Humidity could cause torrential rains, leading to dangerous driving conditions.

Experienced drivers may have a challenging time dealing with summer driving risks. Teen drivers lack experience, and a 16-year-old with a new license may lack the defensive skills necessary to avoid a crash. Perhaps adults should spend additional time teaching teen drivers defensive skills.

Teens make mistakes on the road

Teenage drivers are often victims of motor vehicle accidents, and many crashes result from a teen driver’s failings behind the wheel. New drivers may take chances, and teens could become prone to speeding. Younger persons might become impatient behind the wheel and commit dangerous moving violations.

Teens traveling with too many passengers might face dangers. Several passengers could contribute to distractions which may contribute to a crash. Drivers should avoid distracting behaviors, such as concentrating on the infotainment system’s touchscreen.

Adults might set rules, including no passengers or nighttime driving. These rules might reduce a teen’s chances of causing a crash. Remember, those liable for any harm inflicted during an auto accident could face a lawsuit. In some cases, a teen’s parents may be part of the lawsuit if their behavior factored into the accidents.