GRADUATED LICENSING: PAST EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE STATUS. INTRODUCTION

Licensing policies have important potential for moderating the young driver problem. Graduated licensing is one such policy for dealing with beginning drivers and is currently a subject of intense interest in the United States. Under graduated licensing, full driving privileges are phased in, with the beginner encouraged to accumulate on-the-road driving experience outside of high risk situations. Nearly all the major highway safety organizations in the United States have endorsed graduated licensing, but there are still some questions and confusion about graduated licensing in terms of what it really is, what distinguishes it from other licensing systems that involve restrictions, and what the essential elements of graduated licensing are. There are also questions about the acceptability of graduated licensing, inasmuch as it introduces limitations on mobility. The papers prepared for the Transportation Research Board workshop on graduated licensing address these issues and others, as well as tracing the early experience of Canadian provinces with graduated licensing.

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  • Accession Number: 00722478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1996 12:00AM