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Mark DannehlAAA just released their top driving distractions for teens as the “100 Deadliest Days” begin from Memorial Day through the summer. Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during this time period. Nearly 60 percent of teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel and unfortunately, texting and social media use are on the rise among teen drivers.

The top three distractions for teens when behind the wheel in the moments leading up to a crash are:

  • Talking or attending to other passengers in the vehicle: 15 percent of crashes
  • Talking, texting, or operating a cell phone: 12 percent of crashes
  • Attending to or looking at something inside the vehicle: 11 percent of crashes

Talk to your teen about distracted driving and consider creating a parent-teen agreement about family rules against distracted driving. And perhaps most importantly—be a good example to your kids.

Full story: AAA Reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

Mark Dannehl, Personal Insurance Consultant