Back to School Teenage Driving
By KEVIN A. WILSON AutoWeek | Published 09/04/06, 8:10 am ET
Since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, about 2600 American troops have been killed in combat and war-related incidents. The count is well-known and updated regularly in news reports. Did you know during the same 41-month period, more than 22,000 teenagers, ages 15 to 19, died in traffic accidents on U.S. roads?
''Think about those deaths on the roads for a moment," says Phil Berardelli, author of Safe Young Drivers. "A highway fatality is as violent, bloody and gruesome as anything in warfare. It causes family members to grieve just as deeply as those of combat casualties; the lives cut short are just as tragically young, or younger."
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