AAA: '100 deadliest days' for teen drivers is here

MGN Online

We are now in what is commonly referred to as the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers.

According to AAA, between Memorial Day and Labor Day new teen drivers are three times as likely to be involved in a deadly crash.

Over the past five years, more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving inexperienced teen drivers during this period.

"So the main message is for parents to be involved, set a good example, have conversations early and often with your teen drivers about this serious situation, we're talking about a loss of life here."

AAA says three factors commonly cause deadly crashes: distractions (cell phones, passengers), speeding and not wearing a seat belt.