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Slideshow: In Pictures: High-Tech Tools for Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

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Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S., making up more than one-third of the deaths in Americans age 16 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An April 2011 study by State Farm Insurance and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examined more than 800 crashes involving teen drivers and found that 75 percent were due to teen driver error. Fifty percent of serious crashes with teen drivers occur because teens don’t scan the road ahead for hazards, drive too fast for road conditions and are distracted. No wonder many parents hesitate to hand over the keys.

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