As summer gets underway an unfortunate time period also starts here at the Lake of the Ozarks and across the country. Memorial day weekend officially kicks off what’s known as the hundred deadliest days for teen drivers. According to a report from the National Safety Council, in 2012, from Memorial Day through Labor Day nearly one thousand people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers and more than 550 of those killed were teenagers. One of the main reasons for the summer time increase is teens drive more frequently with friends. Texting is a definite distraction but passengers are an even greater risk. According to the report, passengers increase the risk of a teen driver having a fatal crash by at least 44 percent.