Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. That’s why AAA, the Detroit Tigers and the Michigan State Police (MSP) joined together today (May 23) to encourage teens to be safe drivers this Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer driving season.
The three organizations support a key traffic safety message aimed at all drivers – but especially important for new teen drivers – pay attention while driving and buckle up this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.
AAA projects an estimated 1.1 million state residents will travel this holiday weekend, with 92 percent going by motor vehicle. Many will be new teen drivers. AAA teamed with the Detroit Tigers to bring the teen traffic safety message to Comerica Park. “To help new teen drivers learn more about safety driving, we will have two driving simulators at the ball park during Friday night’s game,” said AAA Traffic Safety Manager Jack Peet. In addition, the first 5,000 teens entering the ballpark will receive free keepsake AAA and Detroit Tigers key rings.