Tips on keeping kids safe behind the wheel this summer

Welcome to the "100 Deadliest Days" - the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the number of teens killed on the road skyrockets. AAA Spokesperson Doug Shupe has some tips on how to keep your kids safe behind the wheel.

Shupe says kids are out of school and are driving out and about with their friends unsupervised, and they don't understand the consequences behind the wheel when they make wrong decisions because they are inexperienced.

Over the last 5 years, early 3,500 people were killed in crashes as a result of a teen driving. In California, from 2015-2016, teen driver fatalities increased by 12 percent.

Some tips to consider:

For more information for parents and teens, visit AAA's Teen Driving site. You can also sign up for Dare to Prepare Classes, and other distracted driving prevention tips.