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3 things your teen driver needs to know

When your teenager becomes a licensed driver, you’re likely feeling an array of emotions. One of those might be more prevalent than others, and that’s anxiety. You’re fully aware of the responsibility that comes with driving, but is your teen? Will she make good choices? Is he ready for this? The answer to all of those questions is: You hope so.

There are steps you can take to ensure that your new driver is prepared – from understanding the rules of the road to what to do in a worst-case scenario. Here are three tips for new teen drivers.

NCAA's insurer sues to back out of covering football injuries

Great American Assurance Company, the insurance provider for the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the Big Ten, never agreed to cover the concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or other potentially career-ending injuries football players are prone to suffering. They'll cover the less violent sports -- even field hockey, soccer and baseball -- but not football.

After a series of revelations that football players who are repeatedly put back into games after concussions can sustain permanent brain injury, Great American filed a federal lawsuit to get out of covering those injuries for the Big Ten. It later filed a similar suit against the Ohio Valley Conference. It claims there has been a huge mistake.

Even fender benders can cause serious trouble for drunk drivers

Most people have had at least one minor accident in their lives. You may have dinged someone's car in a parking lot or had some other type of accident happen that you were able to walk away from without too many problems.

For drunk drivers, the possibility of an accident is much more likely. Drunk drivers are erratic and slow to respond to immediate situations. Those accidents can cause serious harm to others on the road as well as themselves and their passengers. Further, drunk drivers face the very real possibility of serious legal consequences.

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