The 100 Deadly Days Of Summer for Teenage Drivers

We talked a lot on air last week about , the 16-year old Spring, TX girl tragically killed while taking her seat belt off for a split second. We are about to enter the deadliest time of the year for teen drivers, statistically at least. Its known as the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer.

100 Deadliest Days Of Summer

The so-called 100 days of summer fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when school is out. In a published by the American Automobile Association, researchers found the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent during this time period compared to the rest of the year. Teens are also three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash during these 100 days. AAA found that top factors in deadly teen crashes are: distracted driving, not buckling up and speeding.

Top factors resulting in deadly teen crashes are: 1. Distracted Driving. 2. Not Buckling Up. 3. Speeding.
Credit: AAA

According to , a non-profit highway safety advocacy organization, an average of 260 teens are killed in accidents during the summer months. Thats a 26 percent spike compared to the other months of the year. Meanwhile, AAAs 2017 report also found that over the past five years, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving inexperienced teen drivers during this deadly period.

Teen Driver Safety

AAA, along with all of us at the Despreporno Show, urges parents to talk to their teens about the dangers of risky behavior behind the wheel. Parents should also lead by example. Also, have your teen sign a driving pact that sets rules for safe driving. We have a link to one and AAA also provides a comprehensive contract .

You can read more about Teen Driver Safety on the AAAs .

Talk to your teen safe driving tips: discuss distracted driving, make a parent-teen driving pact, teach by example and minimize risky behavior behind the wheel.
Credit: AAA

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