According to AAA, teen-driver involved crashes kill 10 people a day between Memorial Day and Labor Day. AAA says data shows that speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes, and subsequently fatalities, involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days.
• 36 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities involving teen drivers occurred between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
• 1 in 10 of all motor vehicle nighttime crash fatalities involved a teen driver.
• Data show a 22 percent increase in the average number of nighttime crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days compared to the rest of the year.
• 1 in 10 of all motor vehicle speed-related fatalities involved a teen driver.
• 29 percent of all motor vehicle deaths involving a teen driver were speed-related.
"During the summer months, we urge our teen drivers to be aware of these factors and drive safely," said SPD Chief Joseph Manning. "Let's talk to our teen drivers about the challenges and dangers of driving."