Starting with Memorial Day and for the next 100 days, ten
people die every day during the summer involving a teen driver.
You might be surprised to learn that the number one
distraction for teen is talking or attending to other passengers followed by talking
or texting or operating a cellphone; and looking at something or someone in the
vehicle is number three.
the past five years during the summer 100 Deadliest Days: An average of 1,022 people died each year in
crashes involving teen drivers. The average number of deaths from crashes
involving teen drivers ages 16-19 increased by 16% per day compared to other
days of the year.
to prepare your teen, here are some resources:
TeenDriving.AAA.com. A few tips:
Don't ride with teen drivers or transport other teens while a
new driver. One of the most dangerous sources of distraction for teen drivers,
whether due to horseplay, loud music, rowdy behavior or peer pressure, is teen
- Minimize various potential distractions, such as eating,
drinking, chatting with a passenger, reading a map, personal grooming, reaching
for things in the car or looking at people or objects unrelated to the driving
- Don't allow a cell phone to be used in the vehicle by you
or your teen.