The Bay Area is settling in to summer. The weather has been cooperating; school is out or will be out soon, and family trips are in the works. This part of California has a reputation for being laid-back, but we know better. We may not be blue suit and red tie types, but we work hard. When summer comes around, we like to take a breather, to relax our grip just a little on our daily routine.
This is not the time of year, however, to relax behind the wheel. The summer months are notorious for being the most dangerous for teen drivers -- so much so that AAA has designated the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day as the "100 Deadliest Days." In 2013, the organization reported that more accidents involving teen drivers -- accidents with injuries and fatalities -- occur during the summer months. Since then, AAA has worked to raise awareness among young drivers, their families and their communities about the increased risk.