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  • Prof analyzes aggressive teenage driving

    Prof analyzes aggressive teenage driving

    By Melissa Mixon
    Melissa Mixon
    Published: Oct. 21, 2010

    Transportation engineering Professor Chandra Bhat explains why a pickup could be the most dangerous vehicle for a 16- to 17-year-old to drive. Teens driving them are 100 percent more likely to be severely injured during a crash than a teen of the same age driving a car.

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      Elizabeth said on Nov. 20, 2010 at 6:49 p.m.
      With regards to increasing the driving age to 18, I think it would be a bad idea. At that point, many young people are either at college or about to enter it. Sending brand new drivers off to school would likely increase the number of serious wrecks in that age group because many will be on their own for the first time, and college students don't always make the best decisions with regards to safety. At least while students are still living at home, their parents can somewhat monitor their child's activities.
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      Nora McCullough said on Nov. 6, 2010 at 9:07 p.m.
      When looking at teenage drivers and trucks, did your study take into consideration that most teenagers that drive a truck are male?