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Young drivers : A population at risk B.C. Injury Research and Prevention Unit


Many youth look forward to getting their driver’s license because driving means greater mobility, freedom and independence. While it is an exciting time, learning to drive can also be stressful for teens and their parents. Driving is a complex skill, requiring both practice and maturity in order to learn to operate a motor vehicle safely. Unfortunately, making a mistake can result in serious injury or death. Young, inexperienced drivers under the age of 25 have long been recognized as particularly high-risk road users.

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