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KUSA - New research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows teenagers are more likely than older drivers to have the least safe types of vehicles.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, and the type of vehicle a teen drives has a big effect on the degree of risk.

Nevertheless, the research shows that many teens are driving - and dying in - the most dangerous types of vehicles.

A survey also confirms parents often choose vehicles for their teens that are old and small and consequently don't afford good crash protection.

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