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What are the “100 deadliest days of summer”?

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2023 | Criminal Defense

The “100 deadliest days of summer” is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. This phenomenon has been observed nationwide, with over 7,000 people dying in car accidents involving teenage drivers during this time frame.

This is an especially dangerous time for young drivers due to the combination of increased traffic on the roads and the lack of experience that teens have behind the wheel. 

Teens are more likely to take risks

In addition to inexperience, risky behavior also increases during the summer months. This is due to various factors, such as more teens on the road, more alcohol consumption, and more social events during the summer months. In 2019, approximately 50 teens died each day in vehicle accidents during the summer months.

By having open and honest conversations about the risks and consequences of drinking and driving, parents can help keep their teenagers safe on the road, not only during the summer months, but throughout the year.

If your teenager is charged with a DUI, it can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for you and your child. They can face criminal charges, fines, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time. Additionally, the emotional impact of a DUI conviction can be significant, affecting their reputation, relationships, and future prospects.

Providing emotional support for your teenager during this difficult time is crucial. Let them know you love and are there for them, regardless of the outcome. You should also seek help immediately to come up with the best possible defense strategy for your teen in their circumstances.