Why do young people want to drive?

Road safety interventions aimed at young people often make assumptions about why they want to learn to drive. We explored what motivates young people to learn to drive and we uncover their expectations – and the reality – of the difference driving makes to their short- and longer-term futures.

We found that motivations to drive include independence, personal space, and social and career opportunities. While young people gain independence from driving, other benefits are often not realised. And when they reach their 20s, many non-drivers have achieved the benefits driving brings so have less desire to learn.

You can read the article here: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WGMm4tTwCVBCA