A billboard advert for a small, country hospital once read that “the only life you want, is the one you had.” We have all seen similar advertisements for health and life insurance - a grieving widow, a person walking down a flight of stairs with one foot hovered precariously over a misplaced toy car. The phrase “Life comes at you fast” could accurately be changed to “Life and death come at you fast.” For two unfortunate individuals in early December of 2018, this was certainly the case.
There many causes of car accidents, but many independent experts believe that inattention behind the wheel is number one. Drivers are often reluctant to admit they were not paying attention. Since there is no roadside exam or blood test for not paying attention, drivers will need take more accountability and be sure to avoid driving while distracted or fatigued in order to prevent accidents.
The 100-day span from Memorial Day to Labor Day is often known as the “100 Most Dangerous Days for Teen Drivers.” This is because statistically, this is the time of year when teenage drivers are most likely to be involved in car accidents and suffer injuries. In the summer, teen driver deaths are about 15% higher than they are during other times of the year.