Accident reconstruction expert witnesses may write reports on collision analysis, collision speed, and more. In State Farm Data Shows That October Remains Most Dangerous Month Nationally for Teen Crashes, the Accident Reconstruction Network reports:
Newly analyzed State Farm® claims data shows the trend continues – October remains the most dangerous month of the year for teen driver crashes nationally. In California, the numbers aren’t much different; February tops the list as the most accident prone month for teens, followed closely by October.
According to claims data spanning the last seven years, the highest number of injury or collision claims filed by 16- and 17-year old drivers continues to hit a high point in October, spiking by about 15 percent when compared to other months of the year. State Farm evaluated its extensive claims database from 2003 – 2009, and in every year, October continues to register the most claims across the United States and portions of Canada. About 70 percent of states show October as being among its top three months for teen accident claims.
“Car crashes remain the number one killer of teens and October continues to be our single biggest battleground month,” said Laurette Stiles, Vice President of Strategic Resources at State Farm. “While promoting teen driver safety requires a year-round commitment, the fall time frame is critically important. As teens return to school, attend homecoming, and begin managing very busy schedules, we want them to keep safe driving practices at the top of their minds because our data shows this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for teens to be on the road.”