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Teen Driving

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Teen Driving

Teen Driving

Teen Driving

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More than 6,000 teens die in car crashes each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We consider new laws and programs to slow down the teen death rate on America's roads.

Guests:

Susan Ferguson, senior vice producer at the Institute for Highway Safety

Elizabeth Williamson, staff writer at The Washington Post. Wrote article in December 28, 2004 issue called, "A Lethal Combination : SUVs Seen as 'Too Much Car' for Teen Drivers"

Dr. Jay Giedd, chief of Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health