As summer gets underway, many teen drivers in Texas are getting ready to get out on the road. With that said, this time of year begins what’s known as the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers. With that in mind, here’s more information about this period and how you can keep your teenagers safe while they are behind the wheel.
When are the 100 deadliest days?
The “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers is the span of 100 days that begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. Data from the Florida Department of Transportation shows that over 7,000 people died in crashes involving teens around the country during this period from 2010 to 2019.
There are many reasons why teenage drivers are often the victims of traffic fatalities. The most common reasons include a lack of driving experience, not wearing their safety belts and they’re often easier to distract than more experienced drivers.
How parents can keep teenage drivers safe
Fortunately, there are many ways for parents to protect their teenage drivers from getting into car accidents. One of the best ways to do this is by not having your teen driver travel with a lot of passengers. Another tip is to always drive home the importance of having your young driver always buckle their seatbelts. It’s also important for teenage drivers to pay attention to posted speed limits, considering that 33% of fatal crashes involve speeding.
In conclusion, the “100 Deadliest Days” for teenage drivers happens between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Unfortunately, teenage drivers are easy to distract and have a general lack of experience behind the wheel. As this time approaches, parents muse educate their teenage drivers about how to safely operate a motor vehicle.