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Getting the best rate on your new driver auto insurance

It's an inescapable truth: Your insurance premiums will go up - and may even double according to Bankrate - when you add a new, inexperienced driver to your policy.

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Why are teens driving less? The Internet, maybe

There are fewer 16-year olds with licenses than any time since the 1960s.

More data from the Federal Highway Administration shows that teenagers are driving less.

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Yes, teens are still bad drivers, and the research supports it

Teens think that they are safe drivers, but a new study shows that they often engage in dangerous behaviors like speeding and road rage.

Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

Studies show young drivers need to put their phones down and buckle up

While deaths are trending downward, this week's National Teen Driver Safety week serves as a reminder that car accidents remain the number one killer of kids in the US.

Teen Drivers Increase Insurance Premiums By Nearly Eighty Percent

Having a teenage boy on your plan will cost you even more

It's tough to have a teen driver in the family for numerous reasons. A new study from insuranceQuotes.com found one more: insurance rates skyrocket when an average married couple adds one to their policy.

Teens Don't Do This One Simple Thing That Could Save Their Lives

Young drivers are shunning seatbelts at an alarming rate

A new report by the Governors' Highway Safety Association has revealed that of the teen drivers killed on the roads in 2012, over half (51.2 percent, to be precise) weren't wearing their seatbelts.

New York Named The Best State For Teen Drivers

Hawaii is also quite safe, South Dakota is not

Teen drivers in New York are safer than teens in any other state, according to a new study from Wallethub.

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Kids drive distracted more than their parents think

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 bully another child, or mouth off to a teacher. They'd never get caught smoking or cutting class, or smoking while cutting class. And they'd certainly, never, ever get distracted while driving. "Not my

How Most Parents Are Failing Their Teen Drivers

Parents say they want teens to practice, yet they don't make it happen, says AAA study

Handing over the keys is a rite of passage. For a newly minted teen driver, it's a step toward independence. For mom or dad, it's a cue to become less involved. That may be a big mistake, according to a new study.

Girl Trapped In Overturned Car For 18 Hours

The man who saved her is being hailed as a hero

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Fewer Teens Obtaining Driver's Licenses Due To Gas Costs, Laws

High prices for gas and insurance, coupled with a changing culture are keeping kids off the roads

The car, a symbol of for youthful rebellion for decades, may be losing its appeal among teenagers: A study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute showed that fewer than 30 percent of 16-year-olds and only about 45 percent of 17-year-olds had a driver's license in 2010.

Fatal Distraction: Teen Drivers And Passengers Are A Deadly Mix

Studies show that one passenger in a teen driver's car increases fatality risk by 44%, two passengers doubles the risk

Teen driving safety is one of those problems that is easy to ignore: So often the tragedies are spread out throughout small towns around the country. One lost life here, two lost there. We don't often piece all those crashes together and realize what's happening to our children

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AAA: Young drivers more likely to drive drowsy

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 at least once in the last year alone. That's a lot more drowsy driving compared to only 1 in 10 of all drivers who said they nodded off while driving.

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Why Teen Drivers Are Dwindling And What It Means

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Young drivers know distracted driving is dangerous, do it anyway

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.

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Teen girls twice as likely to use cell phones while driving as teen boys

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 teenagers engage in distracted driving. While talking on the phone and texting ranked among the highest sources of distraction, personal grooming and reaching for objects in the vehicle also played signifi

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Latest reason for teen crashes? Peer pressure

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 more likely to have friends pile into a vehicle with them were also apt to call themselves "thrill seekers." Those teens also said they didn't want their parents to set rules or keep an eye on their comings

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You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK

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 economy car, the IAM discovered that a year behind the wheel would run a staggering £11,500 ($17,890 U.S.).

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GM launching OnStar-based Family Link that tracks teen drivers

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 for you to use the web, and it involves your family as well.

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Depressed teens more dangerous behind the wheel

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 engage in self-destructive behavior into teen driving habits.

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