Best Vehicles for Teens

Getting a license is an important milestone for many teens, but being a beginning driver carries special risks. Teen drivers have crash rates 3 times those of drivers 20 and older per mile driven. Driving vehicles that meet important safety criteria for teen drivers along with graduated licensing programs reduce teens' driving risks. Watch the video and explore the resources below to learn more.

Find out more about IIHS-recommended Best Vehicles for Teens.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

Graduated licensing enables new teen drivers to gradually build up driving experience as they mature and develop on-the-road skills.  For every state and D.C., the IIHS has estimated the effects of strengthening or weakening the five key graduated driver-licensing provisions:

  • permit age,
  • practice driving hours,
  • license age,
  • night driving and
  • passenger restrictions.

Learn more at GDL Introduction.

 

IIHS GDL Crash Reduction Calculator

This crash reduction calculator shows how each state can save lives and reduce crashes by strengthening young driver laws.

Directions: 

  1. Go to the IIHS GDL Crash Reduction Calculator.
  2. Scroll down the page to find Select a state.
  3. Select a state.
  4. Click and slide the white button to change a state's current GDL provisions.
  5. Note the responding increase or decrease in fatal crash and collision claims rates.


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Best Vehicles for Teens

Getting a license is an important milestone for many teens, but being a beginning driver carries special risks. Teen drivers have crash rates 3 times those of drivers 20 and older per mile driven. Driving vehicles that meet important safety criteria for teen drivers along with graduated licensing programs reduce teens' driving risks. Watch the video and explore the resources below to learn more.

Find out more about IIHS-recommended Best Vehicles for Teens.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

Graduated licensing enables new teen drivers to gradually build up driving experience as they mature and develop on-the-road skills.  For every state and D.C., the IIHS has estimated the effects of strengthening or weakening the five key graduated driver-licensing provisions:

  • permit age,
  • practice driving hours,
  • license age,
  • night driving and
  • passenger restrictions.

Learn more at GDL Introduction.

IIHS GDL Crash Reduction Calculator

This crash reduction calculator shows how each state can save lives and reduce crashes by strengthening young driver laws.

Directions: 

  1. Go to the IIHS GDL Crash Reduction Calculator.
  2. Scroll down the page to find SELECT ANOTHER STATE.
  3. Select a state.
  4. Click and slide the red dot to change a state's current GDL provisions.
  5. Note the responding increase or decrease in fatal crash and collision claims rates. The 


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