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Teen Driving Restrictions May Not Help Teens As Much As They Could

There are restrictions in place for new drivers who are behind the wheel at night in 49 states, plus DC.

But, new research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows those restrictions may not be as effective as they could be, based on when they start.

In Arizona, for example, more than half of the fatal night crashes happened before the state’s restrictions take effect, at midnight.

Dr. Ruth Shults is a senior epidemiologist in the division of unintentional injury prevention at the CDC

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.