The report released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention credits several factors for cutting the number from 5,724 annually to 2,568.
The reasons cited:
– graduated driver licensing programs, which can limit teen driving at night or restrict teenage passengers
– safer vehicles
– teens waiting until they are older to drive (crash risks are highest for the youngest teen drivers)
– teens driving less overall
(Read the details from the CDC)
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