Young drivers are involved in more collisions than more experienced drivers, and that is reflected in their insurance rates. Safe driving involves good judgment. Risk taking often results in unsafe driving. Good judgement and the unwillingness to take unnecessary risks usually take time to develop, but there are strategies and programs that are designed to offset the risks associated with young and inexperienced drivers.
All 50 states have adopted laws that put provisions on the license of early drivers. They vary according to state, but below are the California restrictions, which last for one year after obtaining a license, or until the driver turns 18 or becomes legally emancipated, whichever comes first: