'100 deadliest days' of driving

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FOX19 - We want to remind parents of this sobering statistic.

Tuesday begins what's known as the 100 most deadly driving days of the year for teenage drivers.

The national safety council says more than half of the traffic deaths from now until Labor Day will be teenagers. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., and teens crash at three times the rate of more experienced drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding parents to set the rules before they hit the road:

  • No cell phones while driving
  • No extra passengers
  • No speeding
  • No alcohol
  • No driving or riding without a seat belt

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