This is a dangerous season for young drivers. AAA and organizations that promote safety on the road says the 100 deadliest days for teenage drivers start on Memorial Day. Chances of a fatal crash are 26 percent higher now than they are the rest of the year. So they released a few tips on driving safety. One, drive only when you have somewhere to go, just driving around for the heck of it can increase the risk of a wreck. Two, spend some time driving with a parent. Might not be as fun as with your friends, but they`ve been driving a long time and can explain how to handle different situations. Also, the more friends you have in a car, the more likely you are to crash. Three, drive less at night. AAA says more than half of night time crashes happen between 9 p.m. and midnight.
If you are a baseball fan like I am, you might have noticed that on Tuesday, everyone playing in the major leagues were number 42. That was the number of Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in the major leagues. His first game, on April 15th, 1947. That was a year before the U.S. military was integrated. Seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that schools had to be integrated as well. The Brooklyn Dodgers` infielder and outfielder played for almost ten years, and the number 42 was eventually retired from all of Major League Baseball. That means from here on out, no one will wear it again. Today, about 8.5 percent of Major League players are African American.