Teen car crashes rise after Memorial Day

Research has found that the 100 days after Memorial Day are the most dangerous, as the number of people killed in a car accident involving teen drivers increases drastically. A majority of these car wrecks involved distractions behind the wheel. The study done by the AAA Foundation and the University of Idaho revealed that 60 percent of crashes were caused by texting or checking emails. 50 percent of teens admitted to doing these actions as well.

Each year, about 1,022 people die in car accidents involving a teen driver.

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