AAA Warns of Possible Teen Crash Fatality Increase during “100 Deadliest Days”

July 1, 2015

The American Automobile Association has issued a warning about the risks of auto accident fatalities during the 100 Deadliest Days period, which lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

According to a June 18 article on the website of Naples Florida Weekly, AAA released a report at the start of the 100 Deadliest Days period that indicates that the majority of people killed or hurt in car accidents with a teenage driver are people other than the teenager.

Implications of AAA’s Report and Deadliest Days Warning

As written in the Florida Weekly article, the data from the report shows that 66 percent of people killed and 67 percent of people injured in such accidents were not a teen driver. These numbers suggest that teen drivers may be more of a danger to other people than they are to themselves.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety president and CEO Peter Kissinger was quoted in the news article as saying that “crash rates [for teens] are higher than any other age group…[s]ince teens drive more during the summer than any other season, this insight is a timely reminder to everyone—drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists—to be mindful when sharing the roads with young drivers.”

Who’s Liable in a Crash Involving a Teen Driver?

The question is important to consider in the midst of the 100 Deadliest Days period, but it isn’t always easily answered. A good starting point is the ownership of the car the teen was driving when the car accident occurred. The owner of the car could be held liable for personal injury and property damage sustained in these situations.

If you have to contend with physical injury or property damage resulting from a car accident with a teen driver, asking a personal injury attorney for assistance with your case is a wise decision. An attorney will help you determine who is liable and what type of compensation you may be entitled to for damages.

McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. – Injury Attorneys

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