The summer months mark some of the deadliest days of the year for teenagers behind the wheel. Pam Moen of AAA-Wisconsin says a study by the auto club found seven of the top ten deadliest days of the year for teen drivers are in June, July, and August.
Moen says graduation parties, prom, and a lack of structure during the summer months means teens are spending a lot more time driving around. She says teens are often driving more with less of a purpose when school is out, increasing the risk of distractions and deadly accidents.
Also of concern is the greater chance that friends will be in the car with them. Moen says statistics show that teens are five times more likely to be involved in a crash when friends are in the vehicle.