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The Deadliest Days of Summer: Killing more teens in 100 days than in the remaining 265

Between Memorial and Labor Days, there are more teen injuries and death than any other time of the year. The 100 days see an increase in distracted driving, aggressive driving, speed, and a lack of proper use of safety belts, leading to 122 deaths in 2011. The Utah County Health Department, Utah Highway Patrol, Springville Police, and Springville High Student Council are joining together on Wednesday to encourage everyone -- but especially teens -- to be safe this summer.

Join us at the Sonic restaurant in Springville on Wednesday, June 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. (668 North Main Street).Activities to include: Seat belt observations -- those wearing belts will receive prizes (a free slush redeemable any time throughout the 100 Deadly Days of Summer period. All those in attendance will receive a voucher for a free drink with any purchase that day); games related to driving safety: a cherry limeade character; a basketball shoot; and the Clickit It or Ticket truck.

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The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community to assure conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.pinterest.com/uchd, or www.twitter.com/uchd.

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