Memorial Day Weekend the beginning of 100 Deadliest Days

With the Memorial Day weekend, and the start of the summer driving season here, AAA is reminding drivers to stay safe behind the wheel.

The 100 Deadliest Days, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal crashes spike on Idaho roads each year, is cause for concern.

According to preliminary data from the Idaho Transportation Department, about a third of all crash fatalities and serious injuries in 2022 occurred during this time period.

And information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows about half of those who die in traffic crashes without wearing their seat belt could have been saved had they used it.

AAA Idaho public affairs director Matthew Conde, reminds drivers to slow down, avoid aggressive behavior, and ditch the distractions…and that can help make the roads much safer for everyone.

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