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First month of driving said most dangerous

Oct. 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- For teenage drivers, the first month of driving is the most dangerous with 50 percent more chance of a crash than after a year of driving, a U.S. study says.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted the study, which analyzed teen accident data from North Carolina from 2001 through 2008, ABC News reported Friday.

Fifty-seven percent of those early accidents, the study found, were caused by three common mistakes: speeding, not paying attention and failing to yield to another vehicle.

New teenage drivers had problems with some particular maneuvers such as left hand turns, researchers found, and in the first few months of driving accidents involving left-hand turns were common.

The foundation researchers urged parents to continue to practice with teens even after they have their license to make sure they learn to drive safely in all situations.

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