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Keeping teen drivers safe

May 19, 2014
By Dave Werner (dwerner151@ , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

After a very informative visit to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia, I brought back important safety information from the institution on ways to keep beginning teen drivers as safe as possible. Getting a driver's license is an important milestone for teens and their parents, but it carries risks. During their first months of driving, teens have a particular high risk of crashing, mainly because of inexperience and immaturity. The IIHS lists the following contributing factors that are characteristic of teen driver crashes, and are typically different than for adult drivers:



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