Drivers under 25 are more likely to send text messages and make calls behind the wheel. They're also less able to handle distractions while driving. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Richard Meehan, 16, with his car at his home in Shelton, Conn in 2008. Researchers say tougher licensing laws have led to fewer fatal car crashes involving 16-year-old drivers. Bob Child/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Fatal Car Crashes Drop For 16-Year-Olds, Rise For Older Teens

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