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Why Must Teen Drivers and Passengers Always Buckle Up?

Teen Drivers

Studies show that car accidents are a leading cause of death among teen drivers. Accidents are also a major contributor to traumatic injury among teens, with spinal fractures being among the most common.

Medical researchers analyzed data on more than 34,000 U.S. teens under age 18 who suffered spinal fractures between 2009 and 2014. Teens aged 15 to 17 had nearly 63 percent of those fractures, two-thirds of which were caused by car accidents. Spinal fractures can cause short- and long-term disabilities and problems with thinking, walking, moving, and breathing.

These statistics are both sobering and revealing because the researchers found a link between seat belt use and spinal fractures. Simply put, teens and their passengers who did not wear seat belts suffered the most spinal fractures. Unfortunately, the findings also showed that nearly three percent of these teens died of their spinal injuries.

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in 2019 alone,

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What are Labor Day Driving Safety Tips?

Labor Day

Summer holidays are the most traveled holidays and by extension the deadliest every year. The annual end-of-summer Labor Day holiday weekend comes in second only to Independence Day in the average number of total roadway fatalities and average daily death toll. The upcoming three-day Labor Day holiday starts on Friday, September 4, and concludes on Labor Day on Monday, September 6. That means lots of people will be on the roads and unfortunate car accidents will occur that might require the help of an experienced car accident lawyer.

More than 100 Daily Deaths on Labor Day Weekend

The death toll on the nation’s roadways during the Labor Day weekend averaged 115 per day in 2018, the National Safety Council (NSC) reports. Independence Day posted 122 daily deaths that year and Memorial Day 120 deaths, which was among the few years when Memorial Day holiday deaths surpassed Labor Day holiday deaths.

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What are Some Back to School Safety Tips for Students?

Back to school

Although high school and grade school students will be returning to class in a few weeks, college students are heading back now. A significant number of them will live on campus, and a good number will be commute into school daily or walk to school from their off-campus apartment.

Regardless of how your son or daughter gets themselves to class, have a talk with them ahead of time so they understand how to be safe when they head to school. There are also a few safety precautions you can take to ensure their safety.

If they do get involved in a car accident and you do not know what your options are, you should consult with a car accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you deal with your insurance company as well as handle any legal matters that arise from the accident.

What can I Do to Prepare My Teenager for Driving at College?

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