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Teen drivers and safety: Tips for parents July 13, 2009

With summer revving its engine, it’s a great time of year for teens; Classes are in the rear-view, and summer jobs are on the horizon.
Between driving to work, running errands, and joy-riding with BFFs, teens comprise a sizable population of drivers in the summer months. Sadly, in the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows an annual spike in traffic accidents, injuries and deaths among young people.
As teens start cruising the roads this summer, it is important for parents to remind them how to stay safe behind the wheel. The following are critical tips for parents of teen drivers from the non-profit organization, Think Before You Drive….

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