Study suggests later school start time leads to fewer crashes
Get Your Free Case Review

Study suggests later school start time leads to fewer crashes

by | Aug 29, 2014 | Car Accidents

With schools throughout the nation starting for the year after a summer with a more relaxed schedule, many high school students have to change their sleep schedule to wake up early enough to make it to school on time. In recent years there has been much discussion revolving around just how early that should be. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently weighed in on the topic. It does not think that any high school should start before 8:30 a.m.

It published a policy statement that indicates that in addition to leading to poor academic performance, school start times that are to early could also harm the greater society. Among other things, the lack of sleep that some teens experience could lead to more car accidents occurring. A study conducted in another state determined that by delaying the start times of high schools by an hour, the average crash rate decreased and average of 16.5 percent. The results of that study are available in study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Regardless of why a car accident involving a teen driver occurs, once it has, it cannot be undone. A collision can result in serious injuries that take a long period of time to recover from. It can also result in exorbitant medical bills. To help cover these, a personal injury lawsuit may be filed against the negligent party. In addition to providing often much needed compensation, a legal action such as this may provide much needed closure regarding the matter.

Source: CNN, “Doctors: Early school start times unhealthy for students,” Sara Cheshire, Aug. 28, 2014

– Why Hire Nicolet Law? –

Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Case

We’ve helped thousands of clients with a wide range of legal needs. Let us put the skills and experience we’ve gained along the way to work for you!

Get Our App!

Get our convenient, secure app to
send us legal documents and pay your bill. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Download the Nicolet Law Office app from the App Store to conveniently send documents and issue payments to our attorneys.
Nicolet Law clients can conveniently send legal documents and issue payments through our secure app. Get it on Google Play.

More Than

Million Recovered for our clients

Over

Clients Helped

More Than

Years In business

Over

Years of Combined Experience

What Our Clients Say About Us

powered by BirdEye

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

From Our Blog

Halloween Safety Tips

There is no doubt that Halloween is going to look a little different this year. Typically enjoyed by people of all ages...

Step-by-Step Guide for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Imagine that you are driving to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon when another car suddenly strikes the left side of...

Lost Wages Assistance and Disability Benefits

The coronavirus and resulting economic crisis have left millions of Americans in financial distress, and individuals with...

Stranger Than Fiction: Only in Wisconsin

In 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court barred a woman from suing a state employee whose negligence resulted in bodily injury...