Teens Get Back in Driver's Seat as Economy Picks Up

This article considers recent changes in the numbers of teenage drivers on U.S. roads. The author notes that teen driving began to decline sharply about a decade ago, with causes including the rise of social media and rising teen unemployment. However, from 2012 to 2014, more teenagers both found jobs and began driving. The article reports on a study conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) that looked at drivers aged 19 and younger who were included in collision insurance policies in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The data is presented in a graph that shows the interplay between unemployment rates and driving among teenagers. Readers are referred to an earlier (2013) relevant article, as well as provided a link to the pdf of the full study under discussion.


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  • Accession Number: 01597723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2016 6:40AM