ERIC Number: ED486284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Are Teens Driving Safer? Cross Currents Issue 4, October 2005. Publication # 2005-16
Marin, Pilar S.; Brown, Brett V.
For many teens, learning to drive and obtaining a driver's license are exciting achievements,often allowing them more freedom to socialize, work at a job, or participate in other activities without being totally reliant on a parent or others for transportation. This brief provides an overview of relevant data including teen crash rates and trends, licensure rates, seat belt use, and other risk factors associated with fatal crashes among teenagers. In addition, possible causes for the high rate of teens in fatal crashes, strategies states have taken to make teens safer, and some implications for policy and future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures, & 56 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Motor Vehicles, Late Adolescents, Driver Education, Safety Education, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Risk, Traffic Safety, Laws, Developmental Stages, Drinking, Accident Prevention
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.