KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Many safety advocates refer to time period from Memorial Day to Labor Day as "The 100 Deadly Days of Summer" because there are more people on the roads, which increases the chances of a car crash.
Police said the increase of teen drivers, families who are taking road trips and summer events, which might involve alcohol, mean there is a higher chance for a driver to be distracted or get into an accident.
Sgt. Bill Mahoney said his accident investigative unit sees more pedestrian accidents in entertainment districts such as Westport during "The 100 Deadly Days of Summer." He also said there are more deadly motorcycle crashes during this time period.