Updated on: 3/6/2019
On average 422 teens die in US traffic collisions every month during the summer.
The drunk driving accident lawyers at Davis Law Group are urging adult and teen drivers in Washington State to stay safe on the road as they kick off the summer and honor U.S. military heroes over the Memorial Day weekend. Over Memorial Day weekend in 2010, 160 people were killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide. Celebrate responsibly, don’t drink and drive.
The U.S. Department of Transportation cites the Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day holiday weekends as some of the most dangerous times to be driving. These days trail only Thanksgiving in terms of the number of crashes and fatalities.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and one out of three of those is alcohol related. An average of 422 teens die in traffic crashes during each of the deadly summer months as compared to a monthly average of 363 teen deaths during the non-summer months.
According to AAA, over 7,300 teen drivers and passengers ages 13-19 died in traffic crashes between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays during the five-year period of 2005-2009.