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Teen Drivers More At Risk For Deadly Crashes In Summer Months

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The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when an average of 10 people are killed daily in crashes involving a teen driver.

Using national data from 2016, analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found a 14 percent increase in fatalities during this period compared to the rest of the year. 

How does speed, distracted driving and traveling at night factor into potential incidents? What should young drivers know about police interactions and getting pulled over on the road? 

Are teens taught to drive differently compared to adults? What traffic hazards are common in San Antonio and how can drivers avoid them? 


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