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Teen-driver involved crashes on the rise


More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in across the nation in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day—a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As school lets out for summer, AAA stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

In Washington State, the leading factors in crashes involving teen drivers include speeding (38 percent), impairment (26 percent), and distraction/inattention (22 percent). Having te...

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