AAA - The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Have BegunFri, 04 Jun 2021 18:06:59 EDT
Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and a dangerous time of year for young drivers. Nationwide, more than 30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers occurs during what’s called the “100 Deadliest Days” - a period that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Officials at AAA say that young inexperienced drivers will spend more time on the roads. This increases the chances that they’re involved in a crash. For every mile driven, new teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a deadly crash compared to adults.
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens ages 16-19. During the "100 Deadliest Days" in Michigan, on average, 73 people are killed in teen driver-related crashes every year and almost 25 of those occur during that time.
247 people were killed in teen driver-related crashes during the past 10 summers.
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