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Things parents of new drivers should know

According to the Federal Highway Administration, an estimated 3 million teens will get a driver's license this year. Teens get their driver's licenses at a risky time in their lives. They already have the highest crash risk of any age group, making collisions the leading cause of death for young people age 15 to 20.

As teens prepare to take on the responsibility of driving, parents and other influential adults (e.g., driver's education teachers, insurance representatives and relatives) should be talking to them about the dangers of substance use and other risky behaviors. Unfortunately, many y...


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