USA: Teen Crash Rates are Catastrophic Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Each Year

School is almost out for the summer and with the closing of school comes a rush of teen drivers, who are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash, according to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s recent research.

The spike in accidents [collisions and deaths occur each year] between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the average number of deadly teen driver crashes climb 15 percent, compared to the rest of the year. Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving inexperienced teenage drivers during this 100-day time frame….

Read the full article at the Macomb Daily.

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Please note that the words “accidents” has been struck through, above, because road crashes should never be thought of or publicized as “accidents” because the use of that word helps people harmfully believe that crashes “just happen” and are just bad luck — neither of which is true.

Author: EddieWren

Eddie Wren is the CEO and Chief Instructor at Advanced Drivers of North America. His driver safety background is given at: http://www.advanceddrivers.com/ceochief-instructors-resumecvbio/

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