Triple A Warns Of Dangerous Times For Young Drivers

Triple-A is warning that Memorial Day weekend marks the start of a dangerous time of year for young drivers.

The organization says more than 30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers occur between Memorial and Labor Day, a period unofficially known as the "100 Deadliest Days."

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens ages 16 to 19.

Triple-A recommends teens go through about 50 hours of supervised driving practice and enroll in an in-person driving course.

The Memorial Day weekend was pretty busy in the region.

In Connecticut, police responded to nearly 300 crashes and issued 371 citations.

In Rhode Island, 12 motorists were arrested for impaired driving.

Massachusetts hasn't released its numbers yet.

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