AAA Calls Memorial Day to Labor Day The "100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers"

June 1, 2022, 2:16 p.m. ·

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According to AAA Nebraska, 20 people die every year in the state in teen-driver-related crashes. Nearly a third of those deaths occur during the roughly 100-day stretch from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Brian Ortner is the Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Nebraska. He says with Memorial Day weekend signaling the unofficial start of summer more people will be on the roads. That includes inexperienced, younger drivers.

“Teens sometimes maybe engage in riskier behaviors like speeding, texting and driving or even just sharing the vehicle with other teen passengers,” said Ortner. “You're easily distracted in those situations. The risk gets even greater because the number of people on the road is going up as we saw over the Memorial Day holiday weekend”

Ortner says it’s not just the teens who need to be prepared. He says parents should talk with their teens often about safe driving habits and teach by example.

For more information visit AAA's website HERE