The Deadly Days of Summer – AAA Ranks the Riskiest Dates for Teen Drivers | The Reporter
Picnics, parades, fireworks - and sadly, teen highway deaths - are a part of July 4th in Philadelphia and the rest of the nation. Independence Day is the deadliest day of the year for teen drivers and passengers, according to AAA. The 100 or so days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest, containing five of the top 10 worst days of the year for fatal highway crashes involving teens, based on AAA’s analysis of crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). AAA urges parents to increase their focus on safety during the school-free months ahead.
The five most dangerous days on the road for teens during summer, in order are: July 4, June 10, August 14, August 8 and July 9. On average, more than 16 teens are killed in car crashes on each of these days.