Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers. Nearly 3,000 teens die in crashes every year, more than from cancer, gun violence, or drug use.
Consumer reports says attacking the problem on many fronts can go a long way to preventing tragedy.
Distractions like texting or talking on the phone are also factors. And in fatal accidents 27 percent of young drivers were drunk.
Consumer reports says traditional drivers' education isn't enough and recommends advanced training programs to teach teens how to handle emergency situations and become safer drivers.
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