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The Exchange
9:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Teen Drinking In New Hampshire

Despite our reputation as one of the healthiest states, young people here abuse alcohol at much greater rates than the rest of the country. With this comes other risky behaviors – from drunk driving to assault, as well as a greater chance of addiction down the road. We’ll look at how the state’s communities are tackling this issue.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Getting Tough on Teen Drivers

Every state in the nation has different laws about young drivers. They spell out the age one can get behind the wheel, when one can't, and who needs to be with them. A recent analysis of state laws, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts New Hampshire at about the middle of the pack, when it comes to how tough our teen driving requirements are. But the institute wants more. Recent studies show that tighter restrictions on young drivers would save thousands of lives nationwide.

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North Country
4:47 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Study: Tougher Teen Licensing In NH Could Have Saved Lives

Thirty-five teens died in car crashes in New Hampshire from 2006 through 2010.
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Thirty-five teens died in car crashes in New Hampshire from 2006 through 2010.  A new study estimates 14 of them would not have died because they wouldn't have been in crashes if the state had made it harder for teens to get driver’s licenses.

That’s the conclusion of a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the insurance industry.

The institute looked at death rates nationwide. Then, it looked at how hard it is for a teen to get a license in each state.

The analysis covered 1996 – 2007.

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