"100 Deadliest Days" follows Memorial Day for teen drivers.

Published: June 20, 2017

Talk with your teen drivers and take extra caution out on the roads following Memorial Day holiday.

The start of Memorial Day brings with it the start of the "100 Deadliest Days" on the road for teenage drivers. According to the CDC , 2,333 teens in the United States died and another 221,313 suffered injuries from motor vehicle accidents in 2014.

With schools letting out for the summer this period marks one of the most dangerous stretch of days for teenage drivers. More and more reports come forward showing the increasing rates of teenage drivers deaths during this 100 day stretch.

AAA has conducted research and has found that a large percentage of these accidents are the result of distracted driving. There has been an upward trend of teen drivers texting and using social media.

AAA research has found that over the prior 5 years during the "100 Deadliest Days" period that "the average number of deaths from crashes involving teen drivers ages 16-19 increased by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year". The top three distraction among teen driver according to the AAA researchers include:

  1. Talking or attending to other passengers (15% of crashes)
  2. Talking, texting, or operating cell phones (12% of crashes)
  3. Attending to or looking at something inside the vehicle (11% of crashes)

It is important that we all stress the importance of safe driving to teenage drivers. Minimizing distractions behind the wheel can go a long way in ensuring a safer road for everyone. For those teen drivers and parents of teen drivers wanting to learn more, AAA has put together a website. (http://teendriving.aaa.com/IN/)

Indiana Car Accident Attorneys:

Any motor vehicle accident can cause property damage, serious injuries, or even death.The Indiana car accident lawyers at Vanderpool Law Firm have the knowledge and experience to help maximize your recovery. We understand the laws and procedures and will be with you every step of your claim. If your teen driver has been in a crash or you have been in a crash involving a teen driver give us a call at (877) 741-4827 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, or fill out a contact form through our website.

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