'100 Deadliest Days' of driving happening now

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 13:54:41-04

We are now in the "100 Deadliest Days" for driving according to AAA, which usually leads to a spike in deadly crashes involving teens. Memorial Day is the start of this trend which lasts until Labor Day, and during this time ten people die every day in crashes with a teen driver.

A new AAA study reveals pretty alarming teen driving statistics. 60 percent of teen crashes involve distracted driving. Of those crashes, 15 percent involve teens talking to passengers, and 12 percent involve teens talking or texting on their phone. 11 percent of teen crashes are from the driver looking at or for something inside the vehicle.

AAA says parents can help keep cell phones away from teen drivers, and have a conversation with kids about the dangers of distracted driving.