Connecticut Auto Accidents: 3 Tips For Keeping Teens Safe During The 100 Deadliest Days

Sunday, June 14th, 2020 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

The coming and going of Memorial Day is a welcomed day for many. It marks the unofficial start to summer and signals that school is almost out for the year. If you are the parents of a teenage driver, the passing of Memorial Day has a different meaning. The 100 Deadliest Days are the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day where traffic-related deaths involving teen drivers are higher than any other time of the year. 

Your teen needs to be made aware of the changes to the driving environment in the summer months, especially if this is his/her first summer on the road.  Communicate with your teen about summer driving and the increased number of cars on the road and discuss the following dangers. 

  1. Distracted driving.  Eliminating use of handheld devices, infotainment systems, and eating while driving will help teens stay safe.
  2. Speeding.  Following the posted speed limit will reduce the risk of getting into a Connecticut auto accident exponentially.
  3. Impaired driving. Driving while under the influence of a substance like drugs or alcohol can be a dangerous undertaking.  Teens need to be made aware of the danger of impaired driving.

Also make sure you are setting a positive example for your driving habits. Talk with them early and often. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan wish everyone safe and healthy summer driving!

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