It's a statistic that is staggering. During a 100 day period beginning with Memorial Day, teen drivers kill on average 10 people per day in automobile accidents, according to AAA.

The number of fatal crashes involving teen drivers during the summer is an important traffic safety concern and research shows that young drivers are at greater risk and have higher crash rates compared to older and more experienced drivers,” said Dr. David Yang, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety executive director. “Through education, proper training, and involvement of parents, we can help our young drivers to become better and safer drivers, which in turn keeps the roads safer for everyone.”

Local AAA representative and host of WIBX's Auto Talk, Ed Welsh will be on the Keeler program Monday at 6:45 a.m. to discuss the shocking numbers.  The 100 day period that's most deadly runs from Memorial Day through graduation season and into Labor Day weekend.

"Speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes, and subsequently fatalities, involving teen drivers," according to AAA.

Listen to the interview with Ed Welsh on Monday morning at 6:45 on WIBX.

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