Too Young To Drive?

States are looking for a way to put the brakes on rising teen car accidents

When their high school let out at noon one Friday last month, Loren Wells and her four best friends embarked on two time-honored teenage traditions. First they went to the mall to shop for gowns for the junior prom this spring. Then they piled into Loren's black Chevrolet Corsica to go for a spin. At 3:45 that afternoon, a few miles from her home in Media, Pa., Loren's car began to drift off the highway, the sort of mistake seasoned drivers make--and correct--all the time. Sixteen-year-old Loren, who had got her license just 2 1/2 months earlier, lurched back too far,...

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