Young Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Them Safe on the Road

September 2017
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-207
First page of NIOSH document no. 2017-207

Young workers – those age 16-24 – are developing their driving skills and gaining experience. Due to inexperience they may be less likely than older drivers to recognize and respond to traffic risks. Young drivers have the highest crash rate, based on miles driven, in the general population.

Employers and parents/guardians can play an important role in keeping young drivers safe on the road. This fact sheet gives information on workplace driving laws that are important to follow so that young drivers may gain work experience under the safest conditions possible. It also provides recommendations on how to promote safe driving and prevent motor vehicle crashes among young workers who drive as part of their job.

Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2017]. Young Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Parents Can Help Keep Them Safe on the Road. By Rodriguez-Acosta R., Pratt S. and Olsavsky, R. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2017–207.

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