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.
Over 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.
How 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 passengers.
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 task.
Don’t allow a cell phone to be used in the vehicle by you or your teen.