Young Drivers Are Most Likely To Die In Car Crashes In The Summer Months, According To Study

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Vehicle crashes are the number one killer of America’s teens, and statistics show that the danger is greatest during the summer months.

Memorial Day marks the start of a period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road, according to the National Safety Council.

According to SADD, 20 percent of teens admit to being a passenger of a driver who was under the influence during the summer months.

That’s even higher than during prom season or during sporting events.

And even teens who consider themselves safe drivers readily admit to engaging in behaviors such as using apps, speeding and texting while driving.

Only a quarter of teen drivers think that having three or more teen passengers in the car is distracting while driving.

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