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May 20th deadliest day for teens on the road


BUFFALO GROVE, IL (WKOW)-- May is supposed to be a time of celebration for many teens with prom, graduation and summer looming.

Unfortunately, new analysis of crash data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that May 20th is the deadliest day for teens on the road, claiming 63 percent more young lives than average over the past five years.

Data from IIHS also shows that more than 60 percent of teen passenger deaths occur in vehicles driven by another teen. A recent survey by The Allstate Foundation found that more than 75 percent of teens admit to feeling unsafe with another teen's driving, but only 59 percent are willing to speak up in risky driving situations. Only 53 percent of teen girls report they will say something in dangerous situations on the road versus 66 percent of teen boys.

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