A new study has some startling statistics for parents of teen drivers. Forty-eight percent of drivers ages 15 to 17 who died in car crashes from 2008 to 2012 had cars that were at least 11 years old, and nearly a third (29 percent) drove small cars.

The study, authored by two Insurance Institute for Highway Safety researchers, chronicled the government's Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from 2008 to 2012. It appeared Dec. 18 in the journal Injury Prevention.

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What Does Your Teen Drive? Almost HALF Of Teen Driver Fatalities Occur In Cars That Are At Least 11 Years Old

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