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New Teen Drivers At Highest Risk For Involvement In Fatal Crashes

Young drivers three times as likely to face roadside tragedy as their adult counterparts

17 0015 100 Deadliest Days Infographic4 v5aaa released informaion recording new teen drivers ages 16 and 17 years old are three times as likely as adults to take part in a fatal crash, according to a new study by aaa.

aaa’s study results mark the beginning of the “100 Deadliest Days,” the time frame from Memorial Day to Labor Day when the average number of deadly teen crashes increases by fifteen percent, compared to the rest of the year.

In the Gem State, Idaho teens also continue to be over-involved in serious crashes. ITD reports that in 2015, drivers 19 and younger were involved in 2.4 times as many fatal or injury traffic crashes as would be expected based on the size of the demographic. The age group participated in 5,374 crashes, 232 of which resulted in a fatality or a serious injury.

“It’s an alarming trend. Our youngest drivers are clearly among our most vulnerable,” says aaa Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde. “When teens get behind the wheel, everyone needs to understand that the stakes are high.”

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Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

aaa Oregon can help you solve the rental car insurance dilemma!

rental insuranceConfused about whether you need rental car insurance? You’re not alone. Many drivers don’t know if their auto insurance provides adequate coverage or if they should spend the money for coverage at the rental car counter.

Before renting:

Contact your insurance company. Find out how much coverage you have and if it includes rental cars. The coverage and deductibles you have on your auto insurance policy apply in most cases when you rent a car, as long as it’s for personal use and you are driving in the U.S.
Contact your credit card company. If paying for a rental car with a credit card, you may have some level of insurance coverage. Call the number on the back of your credit card to find out what the terms are and what coverage you have. In most cases, credit card benefits are secondary coverage. If an accident occurs, you will still need to file a claim with your insurance company, and your credit card company may pay a portion of the charges that your primary auto insurance company does not.

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Celebrating Tigard – August Events in our Community

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Join the Tyler's Automotive Tigard team in celebrating our community. August brings everyone out to enjoy the great weather, and the community provides a wide array of engaging and entertaining activities. Here are a few to check out in Tigard: 

  • PARADISE OF SAMOA POLYNESIAN DANCE TROUPE:  Traditional costumes and narration highlight Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Tahitian, Maori and Hawaiian dances. Paradise of Samoa is an Oregon school of Polynesian (Pacific Islands) dance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tigard Library. Tigard Public Library | Free Sun, Aug 20 | 2–3 p.m.
  • COOK PARK CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL Tualatin Riverkeepers rents canoes and kayaks from the boat ramp at Cook Park. The rental fleet consists of canoes, tandem kayaks, solo kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. Cook Park | *See vendor for pricing Fri–Sun, Memorial Day to Labor Day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2017! Check out the Tigard Farmers Market website to learn more about the week's events. www.TigardFarmersMarket.org Locations Vary | Free Sun–Sat, Aug 6–12 | Times vary
  • CONCERT IN THE PARK: RADICAL REVOLUTION Radical Revolution is a 6-piece 80's tribute band that plays a wide range of hits from the era. Dance away with Tigard Parks & Rec and enjoy food, friends and fun. Cook Park | Free Tue, Aug 15 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK: Finding Dori August 11, Star Wars: Rogue One, August 18th and Moana, August 25th. Locations vary, visit Tigard Parks and Rec website for locations and times. 
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