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My Take - Summer Driving

School may be out for summer, but from Memorial Day forward marks the 100 deadliest days for teenage drivers according to AAA.  Almost over 30% of accidents result in injury. Many are just rear-end type crashes, showing teenagers were not paying attention. There are some things you can do to help bring down your teen's chances of being in a crash. Eliminate trips that don't have any purpose. Less time on the roads, means less chance they will get hurt. Restrict night driving. The chance of being in a deadly crash doubles at night for teens. Limit the number of passengers. Every additional person in the car when your teenager is driving increases their distraction level. Make sure your teen driver has some ground rules before they get behind the wheel. "Where are you going?" "Who are you going to be with?" "When will you be back?" Those were the three questions I had growing up and I see the importance of it now. These are simple, but important questions to ask to ensure your teen has a safe summer.  I'm Vanessa Oubre,  That's "My Take," What's Yours?

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