Date of Publication

Winter 1-25-2019


Distracted driving contributes to approximately 10% of all driver fatalities and 17% of injuries in the US. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the US. Drivers aged 16-19 are 3 times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than those > 20 years. Increased teen risk is related to attachment to technology, limited driving experience, and an illusion of invincibility. Previous National Highway Traffic Safety Administration assessment of distracted driving attitudes and behaviors does not include significant data on teenage drivers. The goal of this project is to assess safe driving attitudes and behaviors among Vermont Student Drivers.


Wendy Davis

UVM Larner College of Medicine

James Lockridge

Youth Safety Council of Vermont


Youth Safety Council of Vermont


Injury and Violence Prevention, Public Health Infrastructure

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Safe Driving Attitudes and Behaviors Among Vermont Student Drivers