Did you know that the roads get exponentially more dangerous during the summer? The 100 deadliest days refer to the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, during which the rates of accidents and fatalities see an extreme spike as compared to the rest of the year. Teen drivers are most affected by this sudden surge in accidents, the majority of which are caused by speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence. According to AAA, teens continue to be the most vulnerable group of drivers. It is no surprise that the 100 deadliest days happen at the same time as summer vacation when teens are out of school and free to spend their time as they please.
AAA Foundation research found harrowing facts about the reality of teen driving during the 100 deadliest days, including the following:
- 1 in 6 teen drivers involved in a fatal accident tested positive for alcohol
- Over the last 5 years, an average of 700 people died annually from teen driver accidents
- 2/3 of people injured or killed in an accident involving a teen driver are not the driver
Though it is impossible to avoid a reckless or inexperienced teen driver, we must all do our part by setting an exemplary example every time we get behind the wheel. Parents are encouraged to prepare for summer driving by discussing these issues and setting boundaries for certain behavior such as speeding, impairment, or distracted driving.
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