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Teen driver deaths on the rise

Posted at 5:49 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 05:49:57-04

The American Academy of Pediatrics says the number of teen driver deaths appears to be rising. That’s why the group recommends parents and pediatricians have important conversations with teens to help them stay safe.

The group suggests doctors counsel teens about seat belt safety and the dangers of driving drunk or on medication. 

Parents can help by spending more time with their teenage drivers behind the wheel, and give them experience driving in different conditions.

The American Academy of Pediatrics also says the crash risk increases when teens are driving with young passengers.