YD Labs: Average Driving Student Age, 2023 Report

YD Labs, research division of Young Drivers of Canada, Canada's premier driving school, has determined that the average age of their driving school students has not changed over the past eleven years, 2012 – 2022 and is 20.5 years of age.

The latest data analysis reveals an interesting and consistent trend over the past decade. Despite suggestions that Millennials and Generation Z teens were not in a rush to get their driver's license, research by YD LABS from 2012 to 2022 demonstrates a remarkable and consistent statistic: the average age of driving school students has remained substantially unaltered over these eleven years. This trend serves as a testament that despite suggestions that the Millennial Generation and Generation Z have opted to delay obtaining their driver's license, these statistics show that Canadians still want to get their driver's license early in the driving lifecycle.

Average Student Ages By Year:

  • Year 2012 - 20.6 years of age
  • Year 2013 - 20.7 years of age
  • Year 2014 - 20.7 years of age
  • Year 2015 - 20.7 years of age
  • Year 2017 - 21.0 years of age
  • Year 2018 - 20.8 years of age
  • Year 2019 - 20.6 years of age
  • Year 2020 - 20.5 years of age
  • Year 2021 - 19.8 years of age
  • Year 2022 - 20.7 years of age

"Over the past 50 years, Young Drivers of Canada has been dedicated to providing top-notch driving education to Canadians across the nation," said Maria Bagdonas, Manager of Operations at Young Drivers of Canada. "The unchanging average age of our students over the past decade showcases our commitment to delivering quality education to learners of all ages, ensuring road safety remains a priority for every generation. It also confirms that although generations look for more environmental ways of transportation or don't want to drive, the research confirms that teens/young adults want to drive and enjoy the freedom that comes with driving."

Young Drivers of Canada has been pivotal in equipping students with essential driving skills, knowledge, and attitudes that contribute to their safety and the safety of others on the road. With its innovative Collisionfree!™ approach and skilled instructors, Young Drivers of Canada continues to evolve to meet the demands of modern driving challenges. By ensuring that its students are well-prepared, regardless of age, Young Drivers of Canada reaffirms its commitment to reducing road collisions and promoting a safer driving environment, with an unwavering ability to cater to a diverse range of learners, from teens to those seeking a later entry into driving education.