In honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week, local parents and teens joined Straight Talk Wireless and Driver's Edge at Six Flags Over Georgia to drive through a custom-created course and learn how to prevent distracted driving, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Austell, Georgia. (Paul Abell/AP Images for Straight Talk Wireless)

‘100 deadliest days’ for teen drivers begin

The statistics are startling. In 2013, an average of 220 teen drivers and passengers died in traffic crashes during each of the summer months. That’s a 43 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.