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A special report by the Tribune examines the dangers of poorly trained teenage drivers. Photos of 59 Chicago-area teens who died in car accidents in the year 2006 are included in the package, which also has graphics and charts detailing the locations and numbers of deaths. Individual stories include police views, the grief of families whose children died, what some parents and young people are doing to raise awareness of the need to drive intelligently, and Illinois lawmakers' push for new laws regarding how to obtain and keep a driver's license.
The investigation found that children on the Warm Springs Reservation in central Oregon die at a rate more than three times that for Oregon and nearly twice for Native Americans nationwide. Many of the deaths of 58 children since 1990 occurred because tribal leaders have not pursued basic steps proven to reduce mortality rates on reservations. Some causes for the deaths are due to a lack of seatbelt laws, scaling back of sobriety checkpoints, and failures in the child welfare system.
Tags: Warm Springs Reservation; Oregon reservation; Native American; child mortality; traffic accidents; child welfare system; alcohol; tribal leaders; child safety; sobriety checkpoints; seat-belt law; Warm Springs Early Childhood Education programs; Indian communities; Indian Health Service; tribal Children's Protective Services; Warm Springs Fire and Safety; Boys and Girls Club; Warm Springs Elementary; The Rainbow Market; Oregon Liquor Control Commission; substance abuse programs; tribal budget; Portland's Rose Garden sports arena
There is no state law in Ohio requiring back-seat passengers to wear seat belts, unless the driver is 18 and driving with a temporary permit. The Beacon analyzed federal (NHTSA) crash data and found that ..."More than a third of the 279 children ages 4 to 15 years old, who died in crashes from 1994 through 1999 were riding legally unbuckled in back seats."