Whether you and your crew more closely resembled Fonz and the gang from Happy Days or Fez and his friends from That ‘70s Show, you probably have some high school memories of driving around with the windows open (and maybe the top down) on summer evenings, completely carefree. Ah, those were the days! Unfortunately, not everyone has fond memories — or any recollection at all — of joy rides they went on as teens.
In fact, while your kids and grandkids might be less likely to enjoy a cruise with friends, they’re also more likely to survive to see their twenties. According to 2013 data, 2,524 teens died in motor vehicle crashes in 2013. While that’s 2,524 too many, it’s still 11% fewer than the number of automobile-related fatalities that occurred in 2012 and an amazing 71% fewer than occurred in 1975! [Read more…]