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    Study: Kids drive distracted more than their parents think
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    Having children must instill in parents a certain sense of naïveté (this is, after all, coming from someone without children). It must be incomprehensible that this tiny human, which you raised and sacrificed for, would be anything other than good, and right and just. They would never ...

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    Study: AAA: Young drivers more likely to drive drowsy
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    Wake-y, wake-y... hit the brake-y! This is the National Sleep Foundation's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has completed a new survey with data indicating that one in seven drivers between 16 and 24 have admitted to falling asleep while behind the wheel ...

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    Opinion: You've lost that lovin' feelin'?
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    Why Teen Drivers Are Dwindling And What It Means He serves as the chief judge at the world's most prestigious classic car show, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He's a widely respected automotive journalist and author, and he has a garage full of hot rods and other cool cars. But when it ...

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    Study: Young drivers know distracted driving is dangerous, do it anyway
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    Distracted driving has joined smoking, drinking, drug use, and unprotected sex on the list of behaviors that teens know are risky but engage in nonetheless. According to a national survey by Consumer Reports, half of all teens surveyed had used a handheld phone while driving in the past 30 days, ...

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    Study: Teen girls twice as likely to use cell phones while driving as teen boys
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    Research by the American Automobile Association's Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed teenage girls are twice as likely as their male counterparts to use devices like cell phones while driving. The study used video taken of young drivers while they were behind the wheel to determine how ...

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    Study: Latest reason for teen crashes? Peer pressure
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    A new study from the water-is-still-wet research department has found that teens may have been the victims of peer pressure just before a crash. The studies were crafted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm. The first study surveyed 198 teens and found that those who were ...

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    Study: You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK
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    If numbers compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists are accurate, you better start a successful Internet business as a teenager in the UK if you want to afford your first year of driving. In the guise of the "average" 17-year-old male driving a 2007 ("57-plate" in UK parlance) Kia Picanto ...

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    Official: GM launching OnStar-based Family Link that tracks teen drivers
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    Your children use the Internet for social media, Wikipediaing (yep, we just made that up) their homework and drowning in the misery that is a teenager's life. You, on the other hand, use the Internet for work... and social media and Wikipediaing your kid's homework. Now, OnStar has another way ...

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    Study: Depressed teens more dangerous behind the wheel
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    A new Australian study may indicate that depressed teens are more likely to get into an accident than their mentally-fit peers. According to our peers over at AOL Autos, a recent report published in the journal Injury Prevention translates the fact that depressed individuals are more likely to ...

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    Report: Cost to insure a new UK driver? Nearly $10,000/year
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    According to The Daily Telegraph, young drivers in Britain can pay as much as £546 per month for auto insurance. That's around $890/month at current conversion rates. The report indicates that UK drivers between the ages of 17 and 22 years old pay an average of £5,957 – around ...

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    Ford MyKey now allows parents to block Howard Stern, Playboy Radio [w/video]
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    Ford's upgraded MyKey for 2011 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Modern technology means that parental controls are now spreading to cars as factory equipment, and the automaker leading the charge is Ford. Using the latest version of the company's MyKey system, parents can now block ...

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

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    Report: Teen car sales drop as jobs remain scarce
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    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? Perhaps not. It seems that the time-honored act of ...

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    Video: PSA - Ken Jeong and Joel McHale urge you to put a sock on it
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    Wear your thumb socks – Click above to watch video after the jump
    In the never-ending battle to get teenage drivers to put down their cell phones while driving, Sprint has assembled an A-Team of comedic force to advocate the use of thumb socks. We're not kidding. The ever-hilarious ...

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    AAA study says teen drivers kill others more than they kill themselves
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    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. While ...

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    AAA: Teen crashes cost society $34 billion per year
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    Nobody would argue that the potential for lost-life is the worst thing about teen crashes, but the related monetary expenses are also rather staggering. AAA estimates that teen crashes ended up costing more than $34 billion annually in medical expenses, lost work, property damage, quality of life ...

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    Huh? Fewer 16-year olds are getting their licenses
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    Have teenagers gone nuts? The Federal Highway Administration is reporting that the percentage of teenagers with driver's licenses is going down. Yeah, decreasing! What is up with that? When I was growing up, my teenage years focused on just one objective... driving. All I wanted was to get my ...

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    Aussie speeding PSA hits below the belt
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    Australia's new series of commercials aimed at keeping young male drivers from speeding doesn't waste time with complex morality tales or blood-splattered movies or shocking statistics. The premise is this: speed, and you're not, well ... endowed. Unhappy with results from more traditional ...

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