(WICHITA, Kan.) — This weekend is the unofficial start of summer, meaning you're probably hitting the road to go somewhere on vacation in the next few weeks.
It is also the start of a more sobering time period -- the deadliest 100 days for teenage drivers.
Car crashes kill the most teen drivers each year -- an average of 11 a day nationwide. Click here to see the Kansas Statistics.
Most of the accidents are clustered into the summer months. "There are so many opportunities for accidents," said mother of two teens, Beth Bock.
"I think it's kind of excited for summer," explained her daughter Lauren, "and not paying total attention to the road and things."
Earlier this week, a car with four teenage girls crashed in Saline county, killing one. Allstate insurance agent Bill Mull hears those kind of stories in his west Wichita office.
"They get in a car, they get together, they're all out to have a great time," he said, "and sometimes it turns into a deadly accident."
He says the best thing parents can do to keep kids safe is to educate them - over, and over, and over again.
"That's when we talk to them about drinking while driving, no texting while driving," said Mull, "getting with a group of kids, and they are rowdy and causing problems in that way.