Experts want teens, parents to focus on safety over holiday weekend

July 3, 2012

The Oklahoman (7/1, Bland) reported, “Experts are reminding teen drivers and their parents to focus on safety this Independence Day amid projections that 140 motorists will die in collisions on America’s roadways.” A Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis found that “More than 800 motorists have died in Independence Day traffic accidents since 2006, making July 4 the deadliest day of the year for Americans traveling by car.” Furthermore, “Nearly 10 percent of July 4 fatalities were teens, and the Allstate Foundation found 49 percent of teens cited texting as their biggest distraction behind the wheel.”