Memorial Day marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days on our nation's roads for teen drivers. Parents play a role in keeping teen drivers safe and curbing these preventable crashes. Teens socialize more often during the summer, but they never should be on the roads after 10 p.m. or ride with other teen passengers. Crash risk increases at night, and just one teen passenger increases a teen driver's crash risk by 48 percent. Parents, if your teen is out late or with friends, make other travel arrangements. Don't sacrifice safety for convenience.
-- Kelly Browning, Sacramento, California Teen Safe Driving Coalition