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Triple A report claims Memorial Day to Labor Day is the "100 Deadliest Days"

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A new report today shows this is a dangerous time for teen drivers.

Triple-A calls this period of time the "100 Deadliest Days." 

It is the time of year when they see a spike in car crashes involving teens. The time period is from Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Fatal crashes involving teen drivers jump 14 percent during the "100 Deadliest Days." An average of 10 people are killed every day.

Nighttime driving is a major factor. Thirty-six percent of deadly teen crashes happen between nine at night and five in the morning.

About 29 percent of those crashes are speed related.

New, high-tech features, such as Chevrolet's Teen Driver Technology, can help parents keep an eye on new drivers when they aren't in the car.

Hum by Verizon is another option. The device offers speed alerts and a safety score, as well as maintenance reminders and roadside assistance.

To learn more about teen driver safety and resources for parents, check out teendriving.aaa.com.

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