The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the deadliest time for teen drivers. During this summer period, traffic fatality rates for teens spike an average of 15% compared to the rest of the year. This trend is due in part to teens having more unstructured free time and opportunities to drive with other inexperienced teen passengers.
As a parent, knowing the risks of the “100 deadliest days of summer” is critical to keeping your teen driver safe. Establishing clear rules, monitoring driving habits, and limiting nighttime driving and the number of teen passengers can help reduce your teen’s risk of a deadly crash during this high-risk season. Staying informed and taking action can save lives.