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Parents are encouraged to continue teaching their kids, even after they get licenses. (Photo: iStock)

(Bloomberg) – U.S. teenagers are more reckless after their first few years of driving, often becoming overconfident in their abilities and putting themselves at higher risk for accidents, a new study shows.

More than half of high school seniors have car accidents or near misses, compared with 34% of sophomores, according to the study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and the group Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). 

 

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