Are you under 18 years of age or the Parent of a New Younger Driver?
If the answer is yes, you can benefit from the NYS DMV Younger Driver Resources site.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for people ages 16-24. The vast majority of these crashes are caused either directly or indirectly by driver inexperience. Simply put, young and newly licensed drivers are much more likely to be involved in a crash than more experienced drivers.
In order to allow young drivers time to gain experience, New York State requires young people under age 18 to progress through the phases of the State’s Graduated Driver License Law (GDL). The GDL allows drivers in this at-risk age group to gain experience and gradually display their safe driving ability. It’s your responsibility as a young driver to learn and obey the rules of the GDL. Use the menu to get started…safely.
- To view a complete summary of young driver related crashes, see the Young Driver Toolkit Data Page on the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee website.