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Teenage Highway Deaths Jumped In 2012

Teenage Highway Deaths Jumped In 2012

Teenagers are dying in car crashes at a much higher rate, particularly 16- and 17-year-olds. Their death rate jumped 19% nationwide, with 240 killed in the first 6 months of last year, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

News that teenage deaths rose last year appears to foreshadow data showing that overall highway deaths increased in 2012, reversing several years of decline that were credited to vehicle and highway safety improvements and crackdowns on drunken and distracted driving.

Washington Post

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