PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — We’re now in the period of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers.
Traffic and safety experts say the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day usually brings a dangerous spike in teen traffic deaths.
During that time an average of seven people are killed every day in teen driver-related crashes, which is an increase of nearly 20% over year-round figures.
Each year an average of 2,100 teen drivers are involved in fatal crashes, with 30% occurring during the 100 deadliest days.
Michelle Anderson from the National Road Safety Foundation shared more.