NIH research shows risk factors for teen driversí high crash rates – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study has implications for reducing teen driver deaths.
Simons-Morton: Limit the conditions under which newly licensed teenagers are allowed to drive either through graduated driver licensing which is now in place in every state in the nation but which varies from state to state in terms of its strictness.
Narrator: Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton.
Simons-Morton: And parents can set limits on certain conditions such as the number of passengers, the use of electronic devices, late night driving, high speed roads. This may not limit their risky driving but it limits the conditions that are most right for serious crashes.
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