Parenting teenaged drivers: Training and licensure

Jessica Mirman, Allison E. Curry

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Abstract

In comparison to other domains of development and risk-taking during adolescence, there has been comparatively less research on how interactions with parents are associated with learning to drive. This is surprising given that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among teenagers worldwide. However, in recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in research on parents of teenaged drivers as well as a proliferation of parent-directed interventions and programming to assist parents during teenagers’ transition from passenger to drivers. In this chapter, we review the existing scientific literature on parental involvement in teenagers’ path to licensure under the umbrella of the graduated driver licensing (GDL) system, thus providing a current overview of the state of the science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Teen and Novice Drivers
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Practice, Policy, and Directions
EditorsDonald L Fisher, Jeff Caird, William Horrey, Lana Trick
PublisherCRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
Chapter19
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781466587007
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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