The summer months may seem like a great time for road trips, vacations, and nights out on the town. However, these months are also referenced as the 100 deadliest days. Why? Because the number of potential dangers on the road increase due to more teenage drivers.
In fact, the total number of fatal accidents involving teens increase drastically during the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This leads to the question: would it be safer for individuals to rideshare? Here are a few things you will want to consider.
The Potential for Distractions
Whether you’re a teenage driver who would rather utilize a rideshare or you want to rideshare to avoid having to operate through the higher amounts of traffic, there is still a potential for distractions when the driver of the rideshare receives the notification of a new job.
This ping to the driver often forces them to take their eyes off the road, putting themselves, other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and more at risk. They may also not be aware of the signs of a distracted driver, and they may fail to drive defensively to keep you from harm.
Why Are These Days So Dangerous?
When you rideshare, it’s mostly because you either don’t want to drive, you plan to drink, or you’ve already been drinking. You think taking a rideshare is safer, and in some cases, it is. However, during the summer months, there are more inexperienced teen drivers on the road, many of which are also easily distracted.
This includes using their cell phone while driving or having conversations with multiple other teens in the vehicle. These are two of the highest percentage causes of teen accidents, and they’re only amplified during the 100 deadliest days.
Unfortunately, rideshare vehicles are also susceptible to accidents when teen drivers are distracted. No matter who is driving, there are dangers that exist. The only thing that can change is who is considered liable for the injuries you sustain.
At The Kalka Law Group, our Atlanta rideshare accident lawyers are committed to helping you understanding your rights every step of the way. Trust that we’re prepared to go the extra mile to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.
Call our firm today at (678) 270-2377 and learn how we may be able to help you.