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March 13th, 2013
07:28 AM ET

Teen driving deaths on rise as 15 teens killed in three accidents in three days – George Howell reports

Recent news of teen driving deaths across the country have brough the issue of car safety to the forefront. George Howell takes a look the statistics this morning on "Early Start."

“When you look at the stats about teenagers and safety on these roads, the stats are alarming,” Howell says. According to the CDC, “teenagers are three times more likely to be involved with fatal wrecks.” 

In fact, "three tragic car wrecks in three different states claimed the lives of 15 teenagers in a matter of just three days,” Howell reports. The leading cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 20, deadly car accidents have seriously raised the issue of car safety among teen drivers. Driving instructors are now hoping these tragedies will send a message to their young students around the country.

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