Teen vehicle fatalities were up 10 percent between 2011 and 2012 and state officials are trying to find out why.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Monday rates of motor vehicle crash deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds in Colorado dropped more than 67 percent between 2004 and 2011, but that has changed.
Department policy director Ali Maffey says education and tighter enforcement can reduce traffic deaths.
The Colorado Teen Driving Alliance has launched a new online parent course providing instructions on how parents can support their teens through Colorado's graduated driver licensing laws that include curfews, passenger restrictions and seat belt laws.
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