Summer break now being called '100 deadliest days' of summer

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Summer break now being called '100 deadliest days' of summer

Summer break is taking on the name of the '100 deadliest days' of summer.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says 10 people per day died between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016.

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Summer break now being called '100 deadliest days' of summer

MEANS SUMMERTRAVELING.... AND ROADTRIPS.BUT WHAT SHOULD BECALLED, 'SUMMER BREAK'-- IS TAKING ON A NEWNAME.THE 'TRIPLE-FOUNDATION FOR TRAFFICSAFETY CALLS IT -- THE '100DEADLIEST DAYS OFSUMMER' INSTEAD.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER MCKENZIENELSON TELLS US WHY.DAN BACKHAUS - DRIVERSED INSTRUCTOR - LIBERTYDRIVING SCHOOL"We drive all year long."DAN BACKHAUS HAS BEENTEACHING TEENS HOW TODRIVE FOR MORE THAN 20YEARS.BACKHAUS"They want them to stop all theway, make sure everythingstops rolling on their car."FOR HIM --IT'S ALL ABOUT SAFETY --AS HE SAYS -- DRIVING HASBECOME MORE DIFFICULT.BACKHA"We really have to focus, weget more educated in regardsto how we need to be safer,defensive drivers."THE TRIPLE-A FOUNDATIONFOR TRAFFIC SAFETY SAYS10 PEOPLE PER DAY DIEDBETWEEN MEMORIAL DAYAND LABOR DAY IN 2016.THE REASON FOR THESPIKE --MORE FREE TIME -- MOREPASSENGERS -- AND MOREINEXPERIENCED DRIVERSON THE ROADS.BACKHAUS"The state of Missouri onlyrequires 40 hours of drivingand the parents just sign off onthat so whether they did that ornot is questionable."BACKHAUS SAYS HE HAS AFULL SCHEDULE -- EVENTHOUGH DRIVERS ED ISNOT REQUIRED IN THESTATE OF MISSOURI.AT LIBERTY DRIVINGSCHOOL -- HIS TEST ONLYTAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTESBACKHAUS"Be real visual, look more thanonce just like when you crossthe road when you're walking."TEENS DRIVE BOTH MAINAND RESIDENTIAL ROADS --AND PRACTICE PARKING.BACKHAUS"Go the speed limit, be headsup for other people and reallypay attention to detail.

That'show to pass your test."THAT'S THE GOAL FORTEENS --TO PASS THE TEST -- ANDGET BEHIND THE WHEEL ONTHEIR OWN.BUT FOR BACKHAUS -- HISGOAL IS TO MAKE SURETHEY'RE SAFE - ANDPREPARED FOR DAY-TO-DAY DRIVING.IN GLADSTONE, MCKENZIENELSON, 41 ACTION NEWS.IN MISSOURI -- TEENS HAVETO SCORE A 70 OUT OF 100IN ORDER TO PASS THEIRDRIVING TEST.PARALLEL PARKING IS THNUMBER ONE THING THEYSTRUGGLE WITH -- BUT --IT'S ONLY WORTH 6 POINTS.https://twitter.com/LibertyMissouri/status/1129433939330912257

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