The term young driver refers to a person 15 to 20 years old operating a motor vehicle. People in this age group generally obtain their licenses for the first time and many are under graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs as they learn driving skills. Read the full study here.
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The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says this time of year for highway patrol is extremely hectic as they see more issues with inexperienced drivers. “We don’t believe that they’re bad drivers, they just might be inexperienced drivers,” said Sgt. Jeremy Burkett with ALEA. With school being out, more high school and college students will be […]
2020 YOUNG DRIVERS Traffic Safety Fact Sheet The term young driver refers to a person 15 to 20 years old operating a motor vehicle. People in this age group generally obtain their licenses for the first time and many are under graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs as they learn driving skills. Young, inexperienced drivers have […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Millions of teens are learning to drive at an especially difficult time – amid a pandemic-fueled boom in risky and dangerous driving on U.S. roads. To commemorate National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 17-23, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and its partners continue to focus on keeping the youngest and most […]
The new analysis for GHSA found that from 2015 to 2019, teen drivers and passengers (16-19 years of age) accounted for a greater proportion of speeding-related fatalities (43%) than all other age groups (30%). During this five-year period, 4,930 teen drivers and passengers died in speeding-related crashes. Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle also sheds light […]
Driving has become a rite of passage in American culture. Many teens anxiously await the day when their parents or guardians hand over the car keys. Some parents also look forward to the day when their teen no longer needs daily rides to school or activities. Giving your teen a personal vehicle can make life […]
Traffic crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional youth deaths and injuries across the United States. Development of new and innovative interventions continues, with the aim of addressing this public health issue for the high-risk youth driving population. This report shares results associated with an incentive-based smartphone application (app) developed by the Texas A&M Transportation […]
The overall objective of this project was to create a set of guidelines that can be used to informthe development of risky driving countermeasures that are evidence-based, guided by theory, and lead to sustained behavioral change. Several tasks were completed to achieve this objective including: developing a behavior change inventory; identifying candidate behaviors; identifying characteristics […]