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Teens need time behind the wheel


Teens are fifty percent more likely to crash in their first month of driving
than they are a year later.  AAA recently conducted a study on young
drivers and Communications Manager Carol Ronis says parents are the

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She says a couple of easy to follow steps for parents with new drivers include limiting
night driving and making sure teens get practice.  Ronis says the most common reasons for these crashes include failure to reduce speed, failure to yield and inattention.

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