The new AAA Foundation study surveyed young adults, ages 18-24 to determine when they obtained their license. Researchers found more than 60 percent of teens got their driver’s license before age 18, an 11 percent increase since 2012. Other findings show:
Teens living in the Midwest tend to be licensed at younger ages, as 70 percent of Midwest teens obtained their license before age 18.
Only half of teens in large cities obtained their license before age 18, compared with nearly two-thirds of those living in less urbanized areas.