The Memorial Day weekend has come and gone.

This is more than the start of summer.

Triple-A warns that we’ve started the 100 deadliest days for teenage drivers.

Teen crash fatalities rise between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

So now is the time to talk to your teen about driving safety.

Talk about turning off cell phones while driving.

Talk about distractions – like friends – in the car.

Limit driving to essential trips –

And limit evening and night driving.

Have your teen practice driving while you’re in the car –

And be there if they need help – advice – or a ride.

Because your child isn’t the only person at risk.

In crashes involving teen drivers –

Two thirds of those killed or injured are someone else –

People in other vehicles –

Or the teen’s passenger.

By teaching teens to be better – safer – drivers –

Parents help protect everyone on the roads.