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Teenage Summertime Accidents Are A Concern – How To Avoid Them

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Why are there more car accidents among teens and college students in the summer and how can we reduce them? Studies show that over 400 teenagers die in car accidents each month of the summer around the United States. The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest days for teen drivers and their passengers.

There are a few ways to reduce and minimize the dangers of car accidents.

1. If possible try not to drive between midnight and 5 a.m. when there is a greater likelihood of another driver causing an accident.

2. Always remain on the lookout for others who are not being careful.

3. Wear your seat-belt! Buckling yourself up can save your life.

4. Never drive drunk or ride with someone who has been drinking. This may seem obvious but every year thousands of people are killed in alcohol related accidents.

5. Get the right amount of sleep! Sleep deprivation can impact your fine motor skills and lead to delayed reaction when operating a car.

6. Do not text or email while driving. It can wait.

7. Keep you car in proper working order. Accidents can occur due to the car malfunctioning.

What other ideas or tips do you have?