Deadliest Time of the Year for Teens

by Andrew R. Young | June 2nd, 2011

The start of summer is reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation as the deadliest time of year for teens. Traffic crashes, particularly with large trucks, continue to be the number one cause of death.

To increase teen awareness about “No Zones” and “Distracted Driving” leaders of the National Organizations for Youth Safety , Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are teaming up for a news conference set for this morning. Featured at the news conference will be an 18-wheel tractor trailer parked in front of a school to demonstrate the large areas where truck drivers have blind spots. High School students will be asked to stand inside a tractor-trailer’s “No Zone” to educate the teens about the areas where truck drivers cannot see nearby cars.

Teens will also be asked to sign a “No Texting Promise” poster that will be on display along with the tractor-trailer. By signing this promise, teens will be acknowledging the dangers of distracted driving.

The Attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris are committed to roadway safety and applaud these groups for coming together and bringing about teen awareness of both the dangers of texting while driving and big rig blind spots. Unfortunately, we often see the aftermath of how lives are effected following accidents involving teens and trucks. We hope the news conference is a success.

Written By:  Attorney Andy Young