Summer Is Dubbed “100 Deadliest Days” By AAA
In truth Summer begins on June 20th on the calendar but since this is the last week of school unofficially for many it has already begun. And what that means is summer jobs, beach trips, warm summer nights and more teens on the road than ever.
Now in year past AAA has always referred to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the "summer driving season," but now, it's giving it a much more ominous name - the "100 Deadliest Days.”
According to AAA during the summer months with more teenagers on the road the number of deaths from crashes involving teen drivers soars to an average of 10 every day. According to the study, 60 percent of teen crashes today are caused by distracted driving.
And here is something Mainers should really consider in my opinion. AAA recommends complete bans on wireless devices for drivers under age 18, which, FYI, is now the law in 30 states. But until then, to quote Jim Morrison, " keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel"