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AAA: Memorial Day marks start of ‘100 Deadliest Days’ for teen drivers

By Kristina D'Amours,


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – AAA says that Memorial Day marks the start of the “100 Deadliest Days” for teenage drivers.

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Numbers from AAA show an increase in automobile deaths involving teen drivers from now until Labor Day. In 2021, 900 people were killed in teen-involved crashes, a 25-percent increase before the pandemic.

AAA wants to remind parents and teens to:

  • Always buckle up
  • Never drive impaired
  • Put the phone away
  • Focus on the road
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