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Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars
Safety experts make the case for getting teens newer, larger cars

Attention Santa Claus: If there are some teenagers on your list who have been very good this year and will be getting cars for Christmas, please make sure those cars are relatively new and relatively large. A new analysis of fatal car crashes finds that teen drivers involved in such collisions were 46% more likely than their middle-aged counterparts to be in cars classified as “mini” or “small.” Teens killed behind the wheel were also 44% more likely to be driving “midsize” cars. Size mattered, but so did the age of the vehicles involved in crashes. Compared to middle-aged victims, teens involved in fatal crashes were almost 10% more likely to be...

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