During Phoenix’s blazing hot summer months, it may seem that drivers in general would choose to hang out in their air conditioned homes or by a refreshing swimming pool rather than drive around. However, an abnormally high amount of fatal accidents occur in the greater Phoenix area during the month of August.
This is primarily due to the fact that Phoenix roads and highways are more congested toward the end of summer by a combination of both locals and tourists. Statistics from NHTSA also show a high number of drunk and impaired drivers on the roads during the summer.
If a loved one passes away or is harmed as a result of a car accident, help is available 24/7 from our Phoenix car accident lawyers. We offer free consultation and you pay no fees unless you win your case. Our legal team will be there for you every step of the way to help obtain the compensation you deserve.
Increase of Young Drivers During the “100 Deadliest Days” of Summer
90 percent of the deadliest days for younger drivers on Arizona highways are between May and August, specifically the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day also known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for young drivers.
This is the time of year high school and college students are on summer break and have plenty of free time. They spend some of that free time driving fast and taking risks that more experienced adult drivers would not. One of the most dangerous risks include drinking alcohol or taking drugs before getting behind the wheel.
Increase of Nighttime Driving to Escape the Heat
August is especially dangerous for drivers due to an increase in nighttime driving. Phoenix’s incredibly hot August temperatures prompt many drivers to stay inside during the day. It encourages those to drive at night when comparably cooler.
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