AAA: We're halfway through the 100 Deadliest Days

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - According to AAA, we're halfway through the 100 Deadliest Days. This is the period of time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen driver-involved crashes rise 14% compared to the rest of the year.

Last year, an average of ten people were killed per day in crashes involving a teen driver.

Speed and nighttime driving are all factors the contribute to the number of crashes and fatalities. 36% of all motor vehicle fatalities involving teen drivers occurred between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. 29% of all motor vehicle deaths involving a teen driver were speed-related.

Before your teen hits the road, parents should discuss the dangers of risky driving situations. AAA also recommends teaching by example when you are behind the wheel. You should also make a parent-teen driving agreement that sets family rules for teen drivers.

 

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