Part IV in a series of studies, conducted at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, of novice teen drivers. This report provides an overview of a training session developed for parents, that aims to improve parent "coaching" of their teen drivers.
This study investigated the ages at which young people obtain driver’s licenses, as well as reasons for delaying licensure among those who did not obtain a license before turning 18.
This is the latest in a series of reviews of research on graduated driver licensing (GDL) published in the Journal of Safety Research, covering the period January 1, 2010-June 1, 2012 and work in progress. The intent is to keep researchers and policy makers current regarding the existing state of knowledge about GDL, and to identify information gaps and areas where clarification of research findings is needed. The recent research indicates that we continue to learn about ways to extend GDL benefits, but there remain important questions in need of further inquiry.
The data presented in this report can help states identify remaining targets of opportunity to prevent fatal crashes that involve teenage drivers with teenage passengers through refinements to their graduated driver licensing programs.
This report summarizes the results of a study of supplementary driver training, conducted by Dunlap and Associates, Inc. for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Although the overall number of teen driver fatalities has decreased substantially over the past several years, carrying young passengers is still a significant risk factor for young drivers. In contrast, carrying adult passengers significantly reduces the risks of crash involvement.
Although the overall number of teen driver fatalities has decreased substantially over the past several years, carrying young passengers is still a significant risk factor for young drivers.
Teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash in first month of unsupervised driving than after first year behind the wheel.
Several studies throughout the world have documented that novice driver crashes decline sharply during the first 6 to18 months of driving, regardless of the age at which driving begins. It is clear that a substantial amount is learned during this period, but what that is has rarely been studied and remains largely unknown.
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