STATEWIDE – We’re at the state of the 100 deadliest days on the road. And, now awareness is being raised for teen driver safety.
AAA says the deadliest days start on Memorial Day and go through Labor Day.
They say this is when teen crash fatalities historically climb, because more teens are driving in the summer than any other season. AAA says the most reported distractions for teens in a crash are interacting with other teens in the car and using a cell phone while driving.
New drivers say it’s important to stay safe on the road
“Teenagers at this age want their license they want to drive they want that freedom because having your license is good, you feel cool, but it’s important that you be careful because there are lots of people on the road and it’s not just you.” Felix Gorman, Sophomore Portland High School
AAA is asking teen drivers to stay focused on the road and they are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to be mindful of cars.