So much about teen drivers seems to be paradoxical.
On the one hand, for example, research indicates that the nation’s most inexperienced motorists generally overestimate their driving acumen.
Does that inflated self-assessment make any sense at all, given that driving skill can only be learned and cultivated through successive hours on the road, with teens being stark novices behind the wheel? They believe that their judgment is sharp and practiced, but their youth and immaturity belie any such notion.
And what about this? Although it seems flatly unquestionable that teen drivers as a group command comparatively higher-level vision and reflexes, why is this driving demographic consistently confirmed as the most accident-prone on New York and national roadways?