They’re called the “100 deadliest days.” These are the days of summer when teen car crashes are at their peak.
Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers during this short time period. But experts warn that teen driving is dangerous all year long especially with the winter months coming.
If you’re a teenager, this is the ultimate form of freedom. But new research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety finds teen driving is risky.
New teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, and summer is the prime time for wrecks. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year.
One culprit: distraction.