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Fatal crashes involving teen drivers in Minnesota have doubled this year

 

Star Tribune

An uptick in deaths of those between ages 15 and 19 has Minnesota public safety officials appealing to parents to model good driving behavior.

It's been a deadly year on Minnesota roads, especially for teenage drivers who have been involved in twice as many fatal crashes in the first part of 2021 compared to the same time period a year ago.

As of Tuesday, eight teenagers have died in crashes while behind the wheel, a worrisome number for the Department of Public Safety as school lets out and the busy summer driving season gets started.

"Obviously we are concerned," said Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol.

https://www.startribune.com/fatal-crashes-involving-teen-drivers-in-minnesota-have-doubled-this-year/600066520/

 

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