Teenagers generally drive more during the summer, and as a result, studies have shown summer to be the most dangerous for teen drivers. Earlier this week, for example, AAA reported that seven of the ten most dangerous driving days for teens fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and a total of 7,300 teen drivers were killed in summer accidents between 2005 and 2009. But summer has also proven more dangerous for teen cyclists and teen motorcyclists.

So now that summer is here to stay, we wanted to highlight the week’s best articles and blog posts related to teen drivers and cyclists here in the Bay Area and across the country. Take a look, and let us know what we missed in the comments section, or on our Facebook page.

  • “Focus on Teen Driver Safety This Summer.” San Lorenzo Patch.
  • “In Bay Area, Young Cyclists Are at Highest Risk.” The Bay Citizen.
  • “SFMTA: 15 MPH School Zones Could Be Implemented Within the Year.” StreetsblogSF.
  • “Video: Consumer Reports Teaches Teens How to Control Sliding Car.” Consumer Reports Cars Blog.
  • “NHTSA Chief: ‘A Car is not a Mobile Device.'” Detroit Free Press.

So have a great (and safe) weekend. And keep in mind that the National Safety Council’s Teen Driving Safety Week begins next week, so it’s a great time to introduce a parent-teen safe driving contract.

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Andy Gillin

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.