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Speed among top deadly mistakes of teen drivers


Last updated 10/12/2016 at 4:10pm

Bellevue, Wash. (October 12, 2016) – Over the past five years, teen drivers were involved in nearly 14,000 fatal crashes and more than 4,200 of those crashes involved speeding. According to a new AAA survey of driving instructors, speeding is one of the top three mistakes teens make when learning to drive. With 65 percent of those instructors also reporting that parents today are worse at preparing their teens to drive compared to a decade ago. AAA encourages parents that their involvement is key to preventing deadly mistakes behind the wheel.

“Nearly two-thirds of people injured or kil...

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