Memorial Day starts 100 Deadliest Days of Driving for Teens

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The summer time means teens are out of school, and out driving on the roads.
Tom Crosby with AAA Carolinas says Memorial Day starts the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.

"It's a  time when they tend to have a car of their own, they tend to drive more, they tend to go on trips together. So they spend more time behind the wheel in the summer months than they normally would when they're going into their school years," he says.

Anne Way is the mother of a teen driver and she says she isn't just worried about her daughter driving.

"It worries me too, the other drivers on the road and hoping that they're being safe and using good judgement with driving," she says.

Way says the distractions are one of the biggest concerns she has for all drivers.

"I know there's so many distractions on the road with texting et cetera, so I'm hoping that with so many more drivers on the road that they will be attune to other drivers and people being out and about," Way says.

Crosby encourages parents to set specific guidelines for teens that will be driving more this summer.

"It's just a matter of education and a matter of discipline on the part of teens," he says.

Crosby also says one of the most important things parents can do is make sure they talk with teens about the dangers of distracted driving.

For more information on the 100 Deadliest Driving Days visit the AAA website.

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