The month of June is prom season with Bellevue School District proms being held next weekend. Prom season is a dangerous time for teenage drivers. Car accidents resulting in teenage deaths are the highest during prom weekends, depending on the location, these are the months of March, April and May. This is because often teenagers add alcohol to the mix of dancing, prom pictures and corsages.
In 2005, there were 6,100 teenagers killed in car accidents and more than one third of these involved alcohol. Some facts about teenage driving and alcohol usage:
- The more teenagers drink, the more apt they are to drive a car.
- 80% of fatal car accidents occur within 25 miles of home and involve speeds of under 40 miles per hour
- Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenage drivers
For more information, check out the Student Against Destructive Decisions web-site.
This information is brought to you by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents including those caused by drunken drivers.