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.
- 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.
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