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Graduated licensing curbs teen driving fatalities

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the country.

Assistant professor Pinar Karaca Mandic, of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, explains how her research on the graduated drivers license program (GDL) has found it successful at reducing the number of fatal teen auto accidents by 6-20 percent. Minnesota has been using a GDL since 1999 to put restrictions on teens’ drivers licenses.

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