May is usually a fun time of year for teens with proms, graduations, and the beginning of summer celebrations, but those are also prime reasons why it can be a dangerous month. Yesterday, May 20th is considered the deadliest day for teens on the road.
A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), released by Allstate Insurance, found that teen deaths have been 63 percent higher than average on May 20th over each of the past five years.
… Motor vehicle crashes are the number-one killer of teens and the rates of both fatal and nonfatal crashes compared with adult drivers are higher even though they drive less than adults (other than the elderly). This is due to teens’ inexperience and immaturity behind the wheel. In 2008, over 4,000 teenagers were killed in motor vehicle crashes and 63 percent of teenage passenger deaths occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager.