And now we enter the 100 Deadliest Days on the Road.

Memorial day kicks off what is known as the 100 deadliest days on the road. Speeds are up, driver volume is up, and technology is right there in our face. Especially in the face of teenage drivers.

In 2012, nearly 1000 people died in vehicle accidents involving teenage drivers between the holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. School is out for the summer and it stands to reason that more teenagers are on the road driving with friends. You’re heading to the beach, you’re heading to the mall. You’re singing along with the radio or having fascinating discussion with friends. And in one distracted moment it is all over.

Passengers increase the risk of a teen driver having a fatal crash by at least 44%, according to the National Safety Council.

Driving is a serious responsibility.

And we have a serious responsibility to set a good example for young drivers.  Put down your phone and leave it alone while driving.  Reduce distractions.  Get home safely!!!

 

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Love you all,
Carlie