What Are The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer?

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Through education, proper training and parental involvement, we can help our young drivers to become better and safer drivers, keeping the roads safer for all of us.

What Are The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer?

Considered the most dangerous days for teen drivers, these next few months come with some harsh statistics.

When we think about summer, we recall late nights, lazy days and windows down.  However, fast approaching are the 100 Deadliest Days are nestled between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day at the beginning of September.  According to the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA FTS) teens (age 16-17) are three times more likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash.

The Dangers of Summer

As teens take to the road, there are a number of potential dangers. Here are just a few:

  • Texting and driving: One of the bigger problems on the road year-round, teen drivers are statistically more likely to look down at their phones, lost control and cause collisions.
  • Large groups in the vehicle: Focusing too much on conversations can make it difficult for teens to recognize dangers on the road.
  • More cars on the road: The summer weather can create more congestion on the road. The more vehicles, the more chances of a serious accident.
  • Driving at night: 36% of all vehicle deaths involving teen drivers occur between 9pm-5am during the 100 Deadliest Days (AAA FTS).

Change Starts With You

Help change the statistics by talking to your teen about safe driving and set a good example behind the wheel.

  • Buckle up
  • Put down the phone
  • Obey speed limits
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Don’t drink and drive

Prepare your teen driver and commit to being active in their learning-to-drive process! No matter the summer fun, driving has to be taken seriously. Through education, proper training and parental involvement, we can help our young drivers to become better and safer drivers, keeping the roads safer for all of us.

 

This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not legal advice and/or an authoritative guide.

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