U.S. teen driver deaths spiked in first half of 2012 -survey

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* Deaths of 16- and 17-year-olds up 19 pct in 2012 over 2011 * Use of mobile phones, weak driving laws to blame, officials say * Increases reported in 25 states By Eric M. Johnson Feb 26 (Reuters) - Teen driving deaths in the United States increased in the first six months of last year, further eroding a decade-long reduction, possibly as a result of more accidents caused by texting and talking behind the wheel, state ...

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