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Restrictions Do Little To Prevent Fatal Crashes
2011-09-14 13:27:19

  Tougher state laws that have placed restrictions on teenage driving, requiring them to “graduate” from an intermediate license to a full license have seemed to prevent fatal crashes involving teens, but only among the youngest drivers, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study showed that restricting nighttime driving and number of passengers in a car were associated with a lower incidence of fatal crashes among...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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