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Teen Fatal Car Crash Chances Increase with Other Teen Passengers

7:23 AM, May 8, 2012   |    comments
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Too many teens in one car could be a deadly combination. That was the finding of a new study by AAA's foundation for Traffic Safety.

The study found a 16 or 17-year-old driver's risk of death in a car crash increases 44 percent when carrying a passenger younger than 21 and no older passengers.

That risk is double with two young passengers, and four times as great with three or more.

If an adult is in the car with a teen driver, risk of death in a car crash drops 62 percent, according to the study.

First Coast News encourages safe driving habits, and we'd like to remind you to sign our pledge promising to be a safe driver.






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