Students in 75 high schools in seven states participated in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that high school students want to become licensed as soon as possible and that parents are important in teaching them to drive. Once licensed, the majority of students have their own cars, though they do not typically pay the majority of the costs. Seventy-one percent of licensed students who do not have their own cars reported that they can usually or always use a family car. Most students, particularly younger ones and females, reported that their parents expect them to conform to certain rules or restrictions when driving and when riding as passengers. The most common restrictions were that their parents asked them not to drive after drinking, to tell them where they were going and with whom, and to be home at a certain time. Students were far less likely to report that their parents required that they wear seat belts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    17 Washington Street
    Norwalk, CT  United States  06854

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    1005 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Preusser, D F
    • Williams, A F
    • LUND, A K
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 068
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM