July 4th is the deadliest day for teens on the road.

“The sheer number of travelers and cars on the road is the main reason why so many deaths occur,” said Kyle Donash, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. “Distracted driving, poor utilization of seat belts, alcohol and lack of experience in the case of many teen drivers are all factors that are deadly in their own right but are greatly increased because of the number of drivers over the 4th of July holiday.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analyzed federal crash data for 2006 to 2010 and came up with these 10 days with the most deaths of 13 to 19 year olds:

–1. July 4, with a total of 91 teen deaths for 2006 to 2010, or an average of 18.2 each July 4.

–2. June 10, with a total of 86, or an average of 17.2 each June 10.

–3. May 20, with a total of 83, or an average of 16.6 for each May 20.

–4. Aug. 14, with a total of 83, or an average of 16.6 for each Aug. 14.

–5. Sept. 26, with a total of 82, or an average of 16.6 for each Sept. 26.

–6. May 23, with a total of 80, or an average of 16 for each May 23.

–7. Aug. 8, with a total of 80, or an average of 16 for each Aug. 8.

–8. July 9, with a total of 79, or an average of 15.8 for each July 9.

–9. Nov. 24, with a total of 79, or an average of 15.8 for each Nov. 24.

–10. Jan. 21, with a total of 78, or an average of 15.6 for each Jan. 21.

There was no breakdown on how many of the teens were drivers or how many of the crashes came with teens at the wheel.

To see more stats from the insurance institute on crashes, CLICK HERE.

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