100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

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It’s the season of high school graduations and proms—a time to celebrate—but also the beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers (as found by AAA), when more teens hit the roads and summer break draws near.

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It’s the season of high school graduations and proms—a time to celebrate—but also the beginning of the 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers (as found by AAA), when more teens hit the roads and summer break draws near.

In fact, AAA just released their annual Memorial Day travel report stating that eighty-eight percent of travelers (31.8 million) will travel by automobile this holiday weekend, an increase from 31.4 million last year.

With more and more people on the roads during these summer months, it is important for us all to keep our eyes on the roads and hands on the wheel—not on our cell phones. Texting and driving is a dangerous behavior that is involved in 200,000+ vehicle crashes each year, often involving injuries and deaths according to the National Safety Council.

We are urging the public—parents, teens, educators, safety organizations—to speak up starting this Memorial Day and urge your friends, family and loved ones to not text and drive because no text is worth our lives. Remember It Can Wait.

Visit ItCanWait.com to learn more about the #ItCanWait movement and to take the lifelong pledge to never text and drive.