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History of the Driving Age

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What is the federal driving age minimum in the United States?

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1. Massachusetts and Missouri became the first states to require a driving license in what year?

2. When did age restrictions on licenses first become a very common practice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the driving age history and what is its significance? When you use this quiz/worksheet combo, you will learn all about this topic. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the federal minimum driving age and the year Massachusetts and Missouri required a driving license.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet set will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Time period when age restrictions on licenses were common
  • Federal minimum driving age
  • Debate over driving age after WWII
  • Definition of a graduated driver licensing program
  • Year in which Massachusetts and Missouri required a driving license

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the time period when age restrictions on licenses were common
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding driving age history
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the graduated driver licensing program

Additional Learning

View the lesson titled History of the Driving Age to strengthen your comprehension of this topic. It focuses on the following objectives:

  • Recall the significance of the age 16
  • Identify when and where the first driver's license was issued
  • Learn the history of age requirements and the variance between the states
  • Review when the first learner's permit was issued
  • Explore the Uniform Vehicle Code and its impact on drivers
  • Understand why there is a variance of laws from state to state
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