Anchorage Safe Communities: Teenage Attitudes Toward Driving (2000)

Brian Saylor, PhD, MPH 
Keith Busch, CPA 
Stacy L. Smith, MFA


Five Teenage Driving Behavior Focus Groups were held in Anchorage between May and July of 1998. The groups were composed of six to ten teens that met at local schools, a recreation center, and an Army National Guard training camp. Participants ranged from 14 to 19 years of age, with a total of 15 females and 26 males.


This project had the following three objectives:


  • To explore attitudes Anchorage have teenagers toward driver training education
  • To explore attitudes Anchorage teenagers have toward graduated licensing programs
  • To learn more about teenagers’ driving experiences


Download the Anchorage Safe Communities Final Report (422 KB, pdf)