Holiday can breed destruction

Teens, proceed with caution this holiday week. / Matt Prichard

With the 4th of July just hours away, police are cautioning teen drivers to use extra caution out on the roadways.

The 4th of July has been reported as the most deadly holiday for teens out on the roadways. With school out, and a summer job, teens are more likely to have the means to travel over our nation's Independence Day.

Police are asking that all teen drivers use extra caution, and take the steps necessary to stay safe over the holiday.

"One of the best things a teenager can do is travel by themselves. They aren't distracted, and unless they're with their parents or a grown-up, they're going to be distracted. When you have a full car of teenagers, only bad things can happen," said Lee County Police Department Captain, Keith Houston.

Although enjoying the 4th of July is never a bad thing, stay safe and remember to use extra caution out on the roadways.