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Memorial Day Starts 100 Deadliest Driving Days For Teens

As we gear up for barbecues, beach days and the holiday weekend, it’s important to keep this fact in mind: Memorial Day is not only the unoffical kickoff to summer, it’s also the start of the 100 deadliest driving days for teens.

The National Safety Council reports that the reason for this spike makes sense because throughout the summer months, more teens are driving for recreational purposes rather than for purposeful ones. If you are the parent or guardian of teen drivers, here are a few things you can discuss with them before the start of the summer to help keep them safe.

-It’s a good idea to speak to your teens and come up with an agreement or boundaries for summer driving. Discuss how many passengers if any can be in the car with them, curfew, and consequences should your agreement be violated.

-Discuss the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or getting in the car with someone who may be. Additionally, discuss the dangers of distracted driving such as texting or dancing and singing.

From all of us here at Levine and Wiss, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

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