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Title:North Dakota Teen Driver Parent Survey
Authors:Kimberly Vachal
Publication Date:Oct 2008
TRID #:01705808
Keywords:attitudes, driver licensing, highway safety, parents, surveys, teenage drivers
Type:Research Report



A survey of teen parents was conducted at driver licensing sites across the North Dakota to ascertain perceptions and opinions regarding the current teen licensing process. A majority of the 288 parent respondents support increasing the teen permit age from the current 14 years. Many also believe that additional supervised driving and classroom instruction that includes a teen-parent class should be required. In addition to these recommendations for traditional teen licensing parameters, parents consider mandatory seat belts, cell phone prohibition, passenger limits, and early curfews as most beneficial in a teen's safety during the initial months of driving.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050