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Lawmakers discuss teen driver safety

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State lawmakers said Friday they are working to make roads safer for teen drivers.

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman met with state officials in Hartford to discuss how to better prepare young drivers.

"We are united in protecting our youngest drivers and keeping our roads safe for everyone," said Wyman.

She underscored that although teens should be having fun, they also need to be responsible.

"We want all of our kids home safely after the summer parties, concerts, days at the park, enjoying themselves. We have to make sure we are educating them on what to do," said Wyman.

Although the state has some of the strictest driving rules in the country, the number of crashes involving teen drivers rose to more than 4,000 in 2015. 

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