LICENSING DECISIONS OF TEENAGERS

A survey of high school students in seven states found that teenagers were very interested in getting their licenses as soon as possible, primarily to increase their independent mobility. Few teenagers could name important reasons for not getting licensed, although some identified high insurance costs, lack of their own car, and unavailability of driver education as deterrents to licensure. Teenagers in high schools where driver education was more readily available were licensed at earlier ages. Also, male students, those with higher grades, and those whose parents were better educated obtained driver licenses earlier than females, those with lower grades, or those whose parents were less well-educated. Licensure rates were particularly high following birthdays.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brain Information Service

    California University, Center for Health Science
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • LUND, A K
    • Preusser, D F
    • Williams, A F
  • Publication Date: 1987-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 93-107
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 124
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM