5 More Tips On Getting Your Teen Through The 100 Deadliest Days In 2020
There is no doubt 2020 will go down in the history books. School let out a few weeks ago and that means teen drivers are out and about on our Connecticut roadways. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) report that teen drivers (ages 16-19) are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly Connecticut auto accident than those drivers who are over 20 years old..
We cannot control what others do, but we can do our part to make our roads safer.
- DND. Technology can work both for us and against us. In this case, utilizing “do not disturb” apps or phone functionality keeps notifications to a minimum while driving.
- Seatbelts. Seatbelts are one of the most important ways to keep yourself safe while riding in a vehicle. They are designed to work with airbags, not in place of them.
- Construction zones. Summertime is certainly the time of year when road construction projects are in full swing. Allow for extra time to travel.
- Daylight driving. Limit nighttime driving because the risks for a crash are higher. Between impaired, drowsy, or drunk driving, it may be safer to use a rideshare program to get home safely.
- Be a role model. Parents play a big role in risky driving behavior. Set a good example for your inexperienced driver.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident, contact our firm immediately. Our team is experienced and able to help protect your long term interests. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan wish you a safe and healthy summer!