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Study: These are dangerous days to be on the road

Des Moines, Iowa – We’re now a week into what are considered the 100 deadliest days to be on the roads, in Iowa and nationwide.

Rose White, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is when the number of deadly crashes involving teen drivers historically rise.


Studies continue to find that teens are a vulnerable driver group, White says, with a higher probability of being involved in crashes.


While there’s much discussion about the dangers of distracted driving, the latest research finds distracted driving is the third-leading cause of deadly crashes involving teen drivers. The top two are speeding and alcohol.


While teens may make mistakes when learning to drive, White says it’s important to continue educating them about safety so they can avoid reckless behaviors that put themselves and others at risk on the road.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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