Memorial Day weekend is a somber time for us to remember the U.S. servicemen and women who gave their all for our country. The warmer weather in the U.S. also means more people, and specifically, more teens, are out on the roads. Thus the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teen drivers start around this time as well, lasting until Labor Day.
The Meaning of ‘100 Deadliest Days’
The ‘100 Deadliest Days’ is coined by AAA as the most dangerous time to be on the road due to the drastic increase in car crashes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Last year more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver, an average of 10 people per day. This is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year alone. These crashes can also specifically mean drunk driving not just among teens but all drivers.
We can take action to decrease these numbers and prevent drunk driving. Police in many jurisdictions throughout the U.S. will be increasing their DUI checkpoints, manpower, and resources this Memorial Day weekend to protect drivers on the road. We can help as well by calling 911 to report any suspicious driving that you observe.
If you are hosting a get-together with family and friends, be pro-active and keep safety as a priority. Order an Uber, Lyft or taxi for those who need a ride and shouldn’t drive.
Honoring Our Heroes
Smart Start is honoring our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We also wish to extend our deepest gratitude to the families of those heroes. With forever grateful hearts, Smart Start wishes you a safe Memorial Day.
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