Teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a car crash that results in injury or death than any other age group in the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Teens with less than 18 months of driving experience are much more at risk of a crash or near-crash because of factors including inexperience, excessive speed, distraction and use of alcohol or drugs, the group says.

The academy says doctors can help encourage safer driving by:

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