AAA: July 4 Is Deadliest Day Of The Year For Teens

Find out the top 10 most dangerous days on the road for teens, according to AAA


Whether you're heading 'down the shore' or staying in the Philadelphia area for the holiday, be safe on the roads.

Independence Day is the deadliest day of the year for teen drivers and passengers, according to AAA’s analysis of crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

The five most dangerous days on the road for teens during summer, according to AAA are: 

  1. July 4
  2. June 10
  3. May 20
  4. August 14
  5. September 26
  6. May 23
  7. August 8
  8. July 9
  9. November 24
  10. January 21

AAA reports that more than 16 teens on average are killed in car crashes on each of these days.

To keep teen drivers safe, AAA suggests these tips for parents:

  • Eliminate trips without purpose
  • Limit passengers
  • Restrict night driving
  • Teach your teens how to drive
  • Establish a parent-teen driving agreement
  • Be there in case your teen needs a ride


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