GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the 100 days after Memorial Day, teen crashes rise so dramatically that AAA has given these summer months a name: the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.
During this time, there are more cars on the road, an increase in motorcyclists, an increase in teen drivers, and a historic increase in impaired driving.
Michigan Auto Law Attorney Brandon Hewitt says there are three factors that commonly lead to deadly wrecks involving teenagers: speeding, failing to buckle up and driving while distracted.
Hewitt shared some statistics from the National Safety Council:
- An average 260 teens are killed in car crashes each month during the summer, an increase of 26% compared with the other months of the year.
- 60% of teen crashes today are caused by distracted driving.
According to Michigan State Police, here in Michigan in 2017, 30% of fatal crashes occurred in this 3 month summer period. Hewitt sat down with us to share some tips to keep teenagers safe on the roads this summer. For more information about Michigan Auto Law, visit www.michiganautolaw.com.
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