They’re particularly dangerous for teen drivers.
According to new data from AAA, for every mile traveled, 16-17-year-old drivers are four times more likely than drivers 18 and older to be involved in a crash and three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash.
In just the last five years, over 5,000 people have been killed in car crashes involving a teen driver.
Another sobering fact… according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal car crashes involving teen drivers has risen 10% in just the last year alone.
The data also reveals that the roughly 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day are the most treacherous for these young drivers.
Why are these 100 days so dangerous?