The holidays are one of the deadliest times of the year for teen drivers. In a recent Allstate Teen Driving Hotspot study, out of the 50 states, Kansas is ranked No. 9 for fatal teen car crashes per capita between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.
With winter driving conditions, the roads can be a deadly obstacle for inexperienced teen drivers. Couple winter driving conditions with distractions such as cell phones and multiple passengers, and an automobile becomes a deadly weapon for teens and other drivers on the road.
According to data examined from 2000-2007, the Allstate study reveals that Kansas experiences an average of 9.85 teen traffic fatalities per capita each year in less than two months, during Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
Allstate Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study 10 Deadliest Hotspots for fatal teen crashas from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day:
4. South Carolina
Such alarming statistics helps to kick off Allstate's local Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign in Kansas. The focus of the Home for the Holidays teen safe-driving campaign is to encourage parents to have the safe driving talk with their teens this holiday season.
A way to help make that conversation happen is by using the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract, which helps families lay out expectations for smart driving decisions and consequences if those expectations are not met.
Parents and teens can visit www.allstate.com/teen to download and complete a copy of the contract free of charge.
States Ranked Safest for Fatal Teen Crashes Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day:
1. North Dakota
3. New Jersey
4. New York
10. South Dakota