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100 deadliest days to drive

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Seven of the top 10 deadliest days of the year occurring between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.

According to a 2010 AAA analysis of crash data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the dates with the highest number of fatalities include June 10, July 4, July 9, Aug. 8 and Aug. 14

Facts on the 100 deadliest days of driving

  • There are 37 percent more highway fatalities on July 4 than the average July day. It is the deadliest day to drive with more than 409 motorists dying and more than 49, 500 people injured over the holiday weekends.
  • In 2013, more than 371, 000 people were injured, and nearly 3, 000 were killed in crashes involving a teen driver
  • Teens are 3x as likely to crash in the summer time due to the carefree attitude and more time with friends. Distracted driving is a real problem amongst teens,
  • the majority of people killed (66%) and injured (67%) in crashes involving a teen driver are people other than the teen themselves
  • In 2013, an average of 220 teen drivers and passengers died in traffic crashes during each of the summer months.

 

Resources:

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/july-4-weekend-may-be-deadliest-years-drivers-n384681

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/sponsorstory/summer-months-are-the-deadliest-time-of-year-for-teen-drivers

 

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