100 deadliest days for teen drivers starts now

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 4:47 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Schools will soon start letting out, and Memorial Day marked the start of the 100 deadliest days on the road for teens.

An average of 261 teenagers die in car crashes during each of the summer months, which is a jump of 26 percent compared to the rest of the year.

AAA studies show the number of accidents are lower when parents enforce rules.

They suggest:

--  Eliminating trips without a purpose -- teens have three times as many deadly crashes as other drivers based on mileage.

--  Become an effective driving coach -- practice challenging driving situations even after your teen has a license.

--  Limit the number of teenage passengers -- deadly crashes for teens increase five-fold when there are two or more passengers.

-- And restrict night driving -- half of nighttime crashes happen between nine p-m and midnight.

 

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