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AAA warns about 100 deadliest days of summer

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 22:27:15-04

Wednesday is the last day for students in the Clark County School District and it is also the beginning of the deadly driving season.

Experts say that the number of people killed in crashes goes up dramatically this time of year, especially among teenagers.

It is so bad that the American Automobile Association calls it the 100 hundred deadliest days.

A new AAA report finds nearly 60 percent of teen crashes are the result of distracted driving and a lot of blame falls on teens texting while driving.

On average, more than 1,000 people die each day in crashes involving teen drivers. 12 percent of those are because of a cell phone and 11 percent are because of other distractions inside the vehilce.

AAA has a whole section on their website to help parents prepare teens for the dangerous driving season. Click here to reach it.