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The First 100 Days of Summer a Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers

The First 100 Days of Summer a Dangerous Time for Teen Drivers

One of the great milestones of a teen’s life is when they can finally drive and earn a sense of independence and freedom. However, it is also a scary time for parents who often worry about the safety of their teens. During the school year, a teen’s schedule tends to be a little jam-packed, given that much of it is devoted to school. Once summer begins, teens have a lot of free time, which is why, according to AAA, the first 100 days are some of the most dangerous for teen drivers.

Why Summer is a Dangerous Time

AAA recently released some very sobering statistics regarding teen drivers during the summer season. Although parents want their teen drivers to become seasoned and experience, the concerns they have for their safety are warranted. According to AAA, an average of 700 people die every year in collisions that involve teen drivers. Additionally, the average number of accident-related deaths involving teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 18 is 17% more every day during the summer than it is during other days of the year.

Below are some of the most common causes behind these collisions:

  • Drinking and driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding

To keep your teen driver safe, it is important to lead by example. When you are driving with your teen in the vehicle, do not engage in any risky behavior and obey the rules of the road. You should also have a talk with your teen about the sort of dangerous driving habits they should avoid, such as texting while driving and speeding. Lastly, AAA, recommends that you draft a parent-teen driving agreement to establish safety rules that must be followed. The more you emphasize the importance of safety, the more likely you can help keep your teen safe.

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