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Car wrecks Wrecks is a one-man play by Neil LaBute, that was first staged in Cork, Ireland. It made its American debut at the Public Theater (in an extended run) in New York City in 2006. Both productions starred Ed Harris and were directed by LaBute.  are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 20, and the risk of crashing is especially high for teens during the first few years they have their licenses.

Since the early 1990s, 44 states and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States).  have enacted graduated driver's licensing (GDL GDL Graduated Driver (s) License
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) laws, which gradually phase-in driving privileges for teens. Traffic safety groups recommend that every GDL law include a learner's permit Noun 1. learner's permit - a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile
license, permit, licence - a legal document giving official permission to do something
 phase with a mandatory minimum holding time, an intermediate stage with a passenger restriction and a nighttime driving restriction, followed by full licensure licensure
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In 2005, most states sought to strengthen existing GDL laws by adding new restrictions on nighttime driving (reducing crashes between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. by as much as 60 percent), restricting the number of passengers allowed in a teenager's car (58 percent of teenagers killed in crashes were riding with a teenage driver), restricting cell phone use, and adding requirements for driver's education The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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FACTS BRING ACTION

FORTY-THREE PERCENT OF TEENAGE TRAFFIC FATALITIES OCCURRED BETWEEN 9 P.M. AND 6 A.M. IN 2001.

THIRTY-SEVEN STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE ADOPTED NIGHTTIME DRIVING RESTRICTIONS.

FIFTY-EIGHT PERCENT OF TEENAGERS KILLED IN CRASHES WERE RIDING IN A CAR DRIVEN BY A TEENAGER.

TWENTY-SIX STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS TEEN DRIVERS CAN HAVE IN THE CAR.

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Publication:State Legislatures
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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