Memorial Day weekend ushers in “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) -Experts say one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends in recent history is set to begin alongside the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.

AAA says that 38 million drivers are expected to hit the roadways this Memorial Day weekend.

The summer months historically see an increase in teen driving deaths because of more free time for young drivers, according to the State Highway Patrol. Parents and teens alike are encouraged to follow the state’s graduated licensing requirements.

To reduce deadly collisions during the busy summer months, the Highway Patrol says it will be using educational and enforcement efforts to reduce collisions like speeding, and impaired and distracted driving.

Troopers say they will also be partnering with the “Click It or Ticket” campaign from May 20th to June 2nd.

The campaign’s emphasis will be placed on seat belts and child restraint