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Avoiding auto accidents when sharing the road with teen drivers

While car accidents can happen during any time of year, they are especially prevalent during the summer months. There are more travelers on the road during the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and many of these are young drivers. The combination of summer vacation, inexperienced Delaware drivers and increased travel can be a combination that results in more fatal auto accidents.

Statistics indicate that during the summer, approximately 10 people will die every day as a result of injuries suffered in an accident involving a teen driver. Other statistics are just as concerning, including the evidence that a significant portion of fatal teen-involved accidents happen at night. There are probably many reasons for this, but teens are typically out and about during the evening hours more often during the summer. 

Delaware parents have the responsibility of teaching their children to be as safe as possible behind the wheel. This includes making sure they have enough experience to drive on the roads alone, limit their hours of driving at night and discouraging all forms of distracted driving. All motorists will find it helpful to be especially cautious and vigilant during the next few months as they will likely be sharing the road with more teen drivers. 

Each person is responsible for the choices he or she makes behind the wheel. Personal injury law allows victims of auto accidents to seek compensation for their pain and suffering from parties deemed responsible. An assessment of the individual case will help a person understand what options may be available to him or her regarding financial recovery and other post-accident needs.  

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