Young Drivers

Why Young Drivers Are at a Greater Risk

Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. A combination of inexperience and the natural impulsiveness of the adolescent years contribute to this increased risk in being involved in a fatal crash.

Project Web Sites

Center for the Study of Young Drivers
Provides insight into why motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers and information on the research being conducted at the Center to investigate this issue
Graduated Driver Licensing
GDL introduces novice drivers to the complexities of driving in stages designed to provide practical experience under reasonably safe yet realistic conditions.
Parental Involvement
When teens begin driving without an adult in the car, their crash rate increases sharply. Acquiring a substantial amount of practical, on-the-road experience with parental supervision can reduce the likelihood that young drivers will have a crash.