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July 4 Can Be Deadly Day for Teen Drivers, Says AAA

An AAA analysis says Independence Day is the deadliest day of the year for teen drivers

Whether you're heading 'down the shore' or staying in the Lehigh Valley for the holiday, be safe on the roads.

Independence Day is the deadliest day of the year for teen drivers and passengers, according to AAA’s analysis of crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

Seven of the 10 most dangerous days on the road for teens are during summer, according to AAA are:

  1. July 4
  2. June 10
  3. May 20
  4. August 14
  5. September 26
  6. May 23
  7. August 8
  8. July 9
  9. November 24
  10. January 21

AAA reports that more than 16 teens on average are killed in car crashes on each of these days.

To keep teen drivers safe, AAA suggests these tips for parents:

  • Eliminate trips without purpose
  • Limit passengers
  • Restrict night driving
  • Establish a parent-teen driving agreement
  • Be there in case you teen needs a ride

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