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National Transportation Safety Board Wants to Ground Young Teens at Night


April 1993

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has proposed that states bar virtually all 16- and 17-year-olds from driving between midnight and 5 a.m. since statistics show that teenagers are disproportionately involved in alcohol-related driving fatalities and that half the fatalities occur at night although teenagers do only 20 percent of their driving at night (Don Phillips, "Board Urges Curfew For Teen Drivers: National Crackdown On Youth Drinking Sought To Cut Deaths," Washington Post, 3/3/93, A1).