Driver licensing age and lifestyles of 16 year olds

Am J Public Health. 1985 Apr;75(4):358-60. doi: 10.2105/ajph.75.4.358.


The relationship of driver licensure rate differences to 16 year old lifestyles was assessed by surveying 15 and 16 year olds in New York, Michigan, and New Jersey. Michigan 16 year olds reported the highest rates of licensure (56 per cent), whereas New York (14 per cent licensed) and New Jersey (2 per cent licensed) had much lower rates. Teenagers in Michigan reported greater decreases in use of bicycles and reliance on parents and relatives for transportation but, for the most part, the differences in 16 year old licensure and mobility were not reflected in lifestyle differences.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Automobiles*
  • Bicycling
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leisure Activities
  • Licensure*
  • Life Style*
  • Male
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Surveys and Questionnaires