Avoid these teen-driver 'danger zones'

 'Danger Zones' for teen driversEncouraging news from the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Compared with 10 years ago, more teens use seat belts, and fewer drink and drive or ride with a drunk driver.
     Yet the Centers for Disease Control reminds us that car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, causing 3,000 fatalities per year.
     You can become familiar with the CDC’s eight danger zones and help prevent teen crashes. Among the eight critical factors: Limit teen passengers, as mandated by graduated licensing laws in states like Washington and Oregon. Read the list of eight danger zones in this Philadelphia Enquirer blog.

by  Jon Osterberg

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justin

02/06/2014 12:37 PM

I just turned 16, and recently started driving alone. I have personally experienced the danger zones mentioned above. Chiefly the inexperience danger zone. I recall multiple accounts of close encounters where in hindsight, i reacted poorly, to my driving environment. But i have noticed that once a bad mistake is made, i don't make the same mistake again. Mainly out of fear of the consequences of a bad accident.

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