Last week marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days of summer, when the number of crash fatalities involving teenage drivers rises. More people, including teens, travel between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and with COVID restrictions easing, more people are expected to be on the roads than last year.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding parents, teachers and caretakers to talk to young people about being safe on the road. Speeding, distractions and drinking while driving are leading contributors to crashes involving teenage drivers – and all are preventable.
For more information, including ideas for conversation starters, go to NCDOT’s website.