'100 Deadly Days of Summer' campaign reminds drivers about safety

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - While summer is a time to relax for teenagers, it's not a time for them to relax on the roads.

That's the message law enforcement wants to put out during its 100 deadly days of summer campaign. , The average number of deadly teen driver crashes climbs 15 percent compared to the rest of the year between Memorial and Labor Day, according to AAA.

A 2017 AAA study found 16-17-year-old drivers were 3.9 times as likely as drivers 18 and older to be involved in a crash and 2.6 times as likely as drivers 18 and older to be involved in a fatal crash.

AAA encourages parents to have conversations with their teens about distraction and speeding. Officials also say parents should make a parent-teen driving agreement that sets family rules for teen drivers.

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