The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving calls the timeframe from Memorial Day to Labor Day the 100 deadliest days for teenage drivers due to several factors, a key one being inexperience. Because more people are driving during the summer, the possibility of collisions increases and, when coupled with a teen’s inexperience, leads to the increase in teen deaths during these 100 days. Having peers in the car, drunk driving, and driving at night all increase the likelihood of a teenager getting into an accident. Actions in Washington are being taken to reduce the risk for teen drivers. An earlier curfew is one possibility being explored.
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