Teens across Highlands County have started their summer holiday from the rigors of school. Not only will some be learning to drive for the first time, but with school out, others will have more time for joyriding. This combines for an increased risk of traffic crashes.
We are now well into the summer months that constitute the 100 deadliest days on the road for teens. Cold, hard facts reflected in a press release from AAA motor club show that from Memorial Day through the end of August, an average of 261 teens die during each of the summer months in traffic crashes. That is a 26 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.
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