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.
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September 14, 2011 Tougher licensing laws may explain the findings of a study that analyzed more than 130,000 fatal teen crashes over 22 years. Experts note that teens who wait until they are 18 can get their license without jumping through as many hoops — or facing as many restrictions.
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May 26, 2011 Washington, D.C. took dead last — 51st place — in an insurance company's report of drivers' fitness for the road. It looked at every state, and the one District, and ranked them by score and percentage passed.
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