100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Starts Memorial Day

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Starts Memorial Day

Memorial Day starts the official kick-off to summer. It is also a period known as the “100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers,” which runs through Labor Day weekend. Studies by AAA and The Florida Safe Teen Driving Coalition both indicate a sharp increase in fatal crashes with teen drivers during this time.

The most common risk factors include:

 Distracted driving 

  • Use of electronics, like cell phones
  • Other teen drivers in the vehicle 
  • Peer pressure, dangerous driving habits like speeding

Even though the message is aimed at teens on break from school for the summer, all drivers should be aware that more motorists will be on the road. Driving distraction free, keeping a safe distance from other cars, abiding by the speed limit, and being aware of blind spots are things that all drivers should be doing. 

Most Common Citations Issued to Teen Drivers

Since 2015, speed has been the top violation teen drivers have been cited for, with careless driving coming in at a close second. Parents should communicate with their teens about safe driving and lead by example. 

And remember, SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES. Studies show seat belts, when used, are 45% effective in preventing fatalities among front-seat passenger car occupants. 




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