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3Why Teens Are Driving Less: It's The Economy, Stupid

New study says economic crunch is primarily to blame for decline in teen driving

Teens are driving less. That much, we know already. We've watched the auto industry gnash its collective teeth over the downward trend in Generation Y driving for the better part of a year.

1Fatal Accident Risks Rise For Teens Carrying Passengers

Drivers aged 15-17 have 8 times the risk of a fatal accident of those aged 18-24

Parents have new reason to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to the safety of their teen drivers, and they have new reason to be frightened.

237Drunk 13-Year-Old Leads Police On Car Chase

Police were alerted when someone saw the car driving on a flat tire

Police chased a 13-year-old boy through a neighborhood before he crashed his grandmother's car into a tree. Not only was the teenager too young to be driving, he was too young to be drunk.

495Newport Beach, Calif., Crash Kills Five Teens On Memorial Day

One police officer said it was the worst accident he's ever witnessed

A horrific Memorial Day car crash left five teenagers dead and a field of debris scattered across the road.

1Drunk-Driving Rates Among Teen Drivers Show Sharp Decline

Key Reason: Sober or not, teens are driving fewer miles

Drunk driving among American teenagers has sharply declined over the past two decades, according to the Centers For Disease Control.

11Fourth Of July Is Deadly For One Particular Age Group

Study: Approximately 160 people could be killed on nation's roads on holiday

The Fourth of July: Synonymous with fireworks displays, leisurely barbecues and teen death. Sadly, that last topic has become an annual staple of the holiday weekend.

1Deaths Of Teen Drivers On Pace To Rise For First Time In 8 Years

Numbers rise for 16 and 17-year-olds even as overall number of traffic fatalities declines

The number of teen drivers dying behind the wheel is on pace to increase for the first time in more than eight years, according to a study released Thursday.

1Teen Driving Safety: Teens Speak Up About Driving, Texting, Parents and Drivers' Ed

What they have to say might surprise you

Over the past six weeks, AOL Autos has delved into the topic of teen driving: the scope of the problem, the role driver's education plays in the process, and what parents can do help their teens master their driving skills. But one important voice was missing: The teens themselves.

2Teen Tracking Devices Make Them Better Drivers

There are in-car gadgets, smartphone apps, and even automaker software to help monitor young drivers

Many parents feel squeamish about tracking their teen drivers with technology. It seems invasive, intrusive, and like you don't trust them. But a study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety shows that teens whom know they're being tracked behave better behind the wheel.

60Study: Teens don't think texting while driving is as dangerous as DUI

Despite plenty of academic research demonstrating that texting while driving can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving, a new poll shows that most teens simply don't think that's the case. State Farm recently sponsored a poll conducted by Harris Interactive in which 14-to-17 year-olds were asked whether they thought they would die one day if they regularly text and drive. Only 35 percent of those asked strongly agreed with that statement. Compare that figure with the 55 percent of teens w

33Report: Teen car sales drop as jobs remain scarce

We all remember our first car. There's nothing quite like the memory of seeing your parents hand you the keys to a vehicle you can call your own, and the experience has historically happened somewhere between a child's 16th and 18th year. Right?

21Video: Local Aussie authority using profanity to keep teen drivers in line

VicRoads is reaching out to teens - follow the jump for the videos

34AAA study says teen drivers kill others more than they kill themselves

Teenage drivers are dangerous, that's no revelation. AAA has analyzed the last decade of crash data by its AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and found that while deadly crashes are down overall, teenage drivers are still at least twice as lethal to other people as they are to themselves.

49Key2SafeDriving technology enforces phone-free driving

In the military it's called "mission creep," when the quick little job you intended to do turns into something big and ugly. In science, it's called "progress." What started out as a quick little way to keep folks from texting while driving has turned into a way to track how and where you drive so that that information can be reported to your insurance agency.

48Websites select top new vehicles for young drivers

Automotive websites Cars.com and DriversEd.com (a drivers education resource) have teamed up to determine the top new vehicles for teens this year. Criteria used included price, safety, size, and 'fun factor.'

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