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Why spring is a great season to train teen drivers

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2019 | Uncategorized |

The dark nights and cold temperatures can make winter feel longer than it should, but it will be over before you know it. It won’t be long before we have more warm days than cool ones, more sunlight than night skies and more rain instead of snow. One of the most difficult seasons of the year is almost over, spring is almost here.

If you have a teen preparing for their license or permit, you may find it hard to find the right time for them to get some experience in before applying for the test or taking the car on a daily basis. Spring may be one of the best times of the year for you to help them get as much hours as they can on Georgia’s roads. This season provides more comfortable and accessible settings that make the transition for them safer and easier.

Less darkness to deal with

Liberty Mutual Insurance claims that nearly half of the teen crashes of 2014 happened when the sun went down. They don’t have experience driving with the fatigue and lack of visibility that occurs when it is dark out. The dark hours especially impact them given their school work load and worries about the future.

Since spring is right between the seasons with the most darkness and light, you have balanced driving conditions that makes scheduling for sessions significantly easier. There’s more of a chance you and your kid will arrive home to take laps around the neighborhood while there is still light out. You can also get them accustomed to driving during sunsets and night time easier rather than just settling on one or the other.

Preparing for the summer

The time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days.” Summer may not have as many weather-related issues as the other seasons, but it is the most dangerous season with how many drivers are on the road. According to the AAA, an average of 10 people die every day from teen driver crashes during this period.

It isn’t surprising to see that so many teen crashes occur during the summer. It is one of the most popular seasons for teens to get their licenses, and they are given more freedom since they do not have school around this time. Throwing your kid into this season with little to no experience is especially risky, but you shouldn’t want to ban them completely from driving during the summer. They only have so many before summer vacations are no longer a thing, and they might apply for a summer job that they have to start driving towards. If you’re expecting your teen to be on the road more during this time period, this season is the best time to get them ready.

Motor vehicle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes for teen injuries and deaths in Georgia. If you or your child are injured by a reckless or inexperienced driver during one of your training sessions, you should check to see what legal options are at your disposal to ensure a safe recovery.