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State makes headway in cutting teen driving deaths

State makes headway in cutting teen driving deaths

Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:01 pm

NASHVILLE (AP) — A state official says Tennessee has made some headway in reducing traffic fatalities among teens.
Phillip Doss, director of the state’s Offices of Research and Educational Accountability, commented as a national campaign pushes for 16 as the minimum driving age.
In Tennessee, teens can apply for a learner’s permit six months after their 15th birthday. They can be licensed at 16 with restrictions.
According to The Tennessean newspaper, the state ranked sixth in the nation for fatal crashes involving teen drivers in a national study by Allstate Insurance in 2008.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Published in The Messenger 6.14.10

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