AAA report highlights dangers of after-school driving on LI

(10/25/06) DIX HILLS - AAA released a report Wednesday revealing that teen driving fatalities are not a phenomenon of weekend nights. Long Island parents reacted with great concern to the report's findings

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2006, 11:30 PM

Updated 6,480 days ago

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(10/25/06) DIX HILLS - AAA released a report Wednesday revealing that teen driving fatalities are not a phenomenon of weekend nights.
Long Island parents reacted with great concern to the report's findings on the most dangerous time of day for accidents. According to the report, 1,100 teens died between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday between the years 2002 and 2005. On Friday and Saturday nights between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., 1,237 teens lost their lives during those years. The report states high school students are just as likely to be distracted while driving right after school as while out during the weekend.
Students at Half Hollow Hills High School in Dix Hills met the news with mixed reactions. Some admit having multiple friends in a car after school can be very distracting. Others say they are surprised to hear the number of deaths match up so closely. All parents of students enrolled in driver's education classes at the high school must participate in a three-hour class on safe driving together with their child.


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