Officials say seven of the 15 deadliest days on the roadway happen between the August 1st to Labor Day.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, seven of the 15 deadliest days on the roadway happen between the August 1st to Labor Day.
Public and Government Affairs Manager Ragina Averella said "we see that drivers are in the laid back spirit and sometimes unfortunately they become a little less careful when they are behind the wheel and unfortunately that sometimes leads to traffic crashes."
She said it is important that drivers stay even more alert and extra careful during this time.
"We're just reminding motorists to make sure they're alert and well rested because some of the risks factors, particularly in August, are driving at unsafe speeds, being a rush, driving while distracted or fatigued or unfortunately in some cases impaired or unbelted,' Ragina Averella, Public and Government Affairs Manager with AAA said.
Year round, nearly 56% of all fatal crashes involve one or more of these unsafe driving behaviors. For instance, in August 2009, nearly 2,900 people were killed on the roadway and 50 of those lives lost happened in Maryland.