New Haven Auto Accidents & Teens’ Deadly Combo

June 7, 2019
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It is end of the first week of June and we are two weeks into the 100 deadliest days (the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day where teens are more often involved in fatal accidents). Data from AAA suggests speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving are the three most common factors to a crash with a teen driver.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of children and teenagers. States that had the lowest child/teen fatalities are those that have the strictest mix of teen driving and drunk driving laws.

Connecticut teens are restricted from having passengers in their vehicle for the first six months except parents and licensed adults over 21. The second six months, teen drivers can operate a vehicle with their siblings. Until their 18th birthday, young drivers may not operate a motor vehicle between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Connecticut law prohibits drivers from operating a motor vehicle at 0.08 blood alcohol content. If you are under the age of 21 years, 0.02 BAC would be considered legally intoxicated.

If you or a loved one was injured on the road, a New Haven auto accident attorney will begin an immediate investigation into your case. We have been protecting the interests and rights of those in New Haven and along the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years. Contact our firm to schedule your free consultation.