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New study: 6 teens killed in a car crash every day

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Parents of teen drivers have enough to worry about, and a new study released Monday reveals even more troubling news.

According to the study from SafeKids.org, across the country, six teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 die in a car crash every day.

The study also found that teenage boys are more likely to be killed in a car crash than teenage girls. To put that into perspective, the study found three out of every four crashes that end in a death involves teenage boys. 

And when alcohol is involved, 80 percent of deaths are teen drivers, according to the study. 

So what can parents do? SafeKids.org has a few tips.

A good start is to have an agreement with your teen drivers about what they can and cannot do behind the wheel. The agreement should include no texting and driving, and they must always wear a seat belt.

Another thing that works is setting a good example for them. Teens will typically model the way their parents drive.

And finally, let them practice with you. Seventy-five percent of teens surveyed said the time they spent learning to drive with parents helped them.

All of this information is very important as this is the time of year we see teens driving to a lot of special events, so even if you have had this talk with your kids before, it might be a good idea to have a little bit of a refresher. 

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