100 Deadliest Days: Limit Teens to Weeknight Driving

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents
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It is mid-August and we are near the tail end of the 100 deadliest days (the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day where teens are more often in fatal accidents). A study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine suggests that limiting teenage driving, or any driving for that matter, on Friday or Saturday nights can decrease the risk of a Connecticut auto accident where drunk driving was a factor.

Connecticut teens are restricted from having passengers in their vehicle for the first six months except parents and licensed adults over 21. The second six months, teen drivers can operate a vehicle with their siblings. Until their 18th birthday, young drivers may not operate a motor vehicle between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death of children and teenagers. The study found that the states that had the lowest child/teen fatalities were those that had the strictest mix of teen driving and drunk driving laws.

Connecticut law prohibits drivers from operating a motor vehicle at 0.08 blood alcohol content. If you are under the age of 21 years, 0.02 BAC would be considered legally intoxicated.

If you or a loved one was injured on the road, an experienced attorney, like those at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan might be able to help you. Contact our firm immediately to discuss your options.

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