AAA Notes Increase In Fatal Crashes Involving Teens This Time Of Year

The latest data from AAA shows fatal crashes involving teens are on the rise. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News we’ve just entered what she calls the Deadliest 100 Days of the year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

“New teen drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash, and that’s pretty alarming, especially considering that we’re just entering the 100 Deadliest Days,” Hilt said.

It’s the Deadliest 100 Days because people are doing more traveling due to the summer. Hiltz tells us the biggest reasons for fatal crashes among less experienced drivers are distractions, not buckling up, and speeding. She asks parents of teen drivers to show them a good example, and also talk to them.