In a related report on young people, substance
abuse, and driving, OAS data show that young drivers age 15
to 17 in states with the most restrictive driver licensing
laws had lower rates of heavy drinking than those in states
with the least restrictive laws.
States vary in the extent to which they restrict driving
behavior among young drivers. This report identifies the states
categorized from most restrictive to least restrictive according
to the four-category rating scheme developed by the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety and the Traffic Injury Research
Driver Licensing and Drinking among Young Drivers to
view an online copy of the report.