The Triple-A offers another reason to encourage your young drivers to be extra cautious this time of year.
The Triple-A says over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during what it labels the “100 Deadliest Days.”
That’s the period starting Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb.
An AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study confirms that nearly 60% of teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel.
The research also finds a disturbing trend showing that texting and social media use are on the rise amongst teen drivers.
Teens also drive more during this time of year, so the AAA suggests parents talk with their children about safe driving, as it could save a life.