40% of Deaths in Teen Driver Crashes are People Outside the teen's vehicle
More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14% increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Three major factors that commonly result in deadly crashes for teen drivers are: Distraction; Not Buckling Up; and Speeding. As school lets out for summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.