The Maryland Provisional License Program was instituted in January 1979. It required all newly-licensed drivers under age 18 to receive a provisional license. Elements of the provisional license were a 1 a.m.-6 a.m. driving restriction, a parent-supervised driving program, a special driver improvement program, and a requirement for six months conviction-free driving for issuance of a regular license. Accidents and convictions over the period 1975-1982 were analyzed to determine the effect of the program. The following conclusions were reached: The Provisional Licensing Program as implemented in Maryland is administratively and financially feasible; the parent-supervised instruction and driver improvement programs were not fully implemented and their effect cannot be assessed; the nighttime driving restriction failed to reduce accidents during the hours of restriction; and the Provisional Licensing Program produced an estimated 10% reduction in convictions and a possible 5% reduction in (daytime) accidents among drivers operating on provisional licenses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

    6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
    Glen Burnie, MD  United States  21062

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McKnight, A J
    • Hyle, P
    • Albrecht, L
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-806 616
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01765
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM