With summer approaching, we wanted to make parents aware of the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road. According to AAA, from Memorial Day to Labor Day it is estimated that nearly 1,000 people are killed in crashes involving teen drivers and, of those killed, 550 are teens.
Additionally, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens age 15-20 in the U.S. Teens crash at three times the rate of more experienced drivers.
Experts believe the following contribute to the 100 deadliest days:
Studies have shown that parental engagement improves the odds for young drivers over the next 100 days. In an effort to help parents and teen drivers work together, the National Safety Council has launched a program called DriveitHOME. This campaign was created by parents for parents and features an interactive website with videos, information resources, and infographics to help parents understand the increased risk for teens driving during the summer months. The site also features a parent forum, a parent/teen driving agreement, and a digital driving coach that offers helpful tips for ongoing practice.
We encourage parents to utilize the resources available on the DriveItHome website and lead by example.
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