Summer is the season that has been labeled the “100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers.” More teens die in traffic crashes during each of the summer months than during non-summer months.
“I encourage parents to remain vigilant in keeping your children safe during these dangerous months, as well as year round. Set driving boundaries for your teens by limiting passengers, restricting night driving, insisting on seat belts, and eliminating trips without purpose. I urge you to continue your conversations about not drinking alcohol until they are 21 and never getting in the car with someone who has been drinking. Most important, let them know you are there for them.”
Read the touching reflection on summers past — and how alcohol created tragedy — in MADD President Jan Withers’ blog post.