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Teen Drivers Become More Reckless With Age, Study Says

  • Study: Most U.S. high school seniors have crash or near miss
  • ‘Overconfident’ teens text, browse apps behind the wheel

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 percent of sophomores, according to the study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and the group Students Against Destructive Decisions.