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Community Voices: We Have Entered the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers

Community Voices: We Have Entered the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers

By Dawn Teixeira

Posted Jun. 5, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Memorial Day is a special day of remembrance and is a symbolic start to the summer. It is also the start of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers. More than half of those killed were teens.

New drivers’ inexperience, a host of distractions from technology to other things happening in the car or speeding can contribute to a crash on the best of days. Add in excitement of being out of school for the summer, lack of a structured schedule, multiple celebrations and late night events, not to mention more cars on the roads in general, and you have the 100 deadliest days of summer for teens.

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