GRADUATED LICENSING PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES: JULY 1999.

Viewed as a right of passage, obtaining a driver's license is something nearly every American teenager looks forward to. However, with this right comes a responsibility that some think is too large for teens. Graduated licensing (GDL) programs attempt to introduce young drivers gradually and safely into the driving population. Each of the 50 states in the U.S. was surveyed to obtain information on its licensing program for new teenage drivers. Many states have recently adopted GDL programs while others are in the early stages of implementing programs. This paper describes the safety risks of teenaged drivers, the components of the various GDL programs, the effectiveness of GDL programs, and the components of an ideal GDL program.

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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    Glenthorne House, Hammersmith Grove
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  • Authors:
    • Meehan, A M
    • McGinnis, R G
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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00796109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2000 12:00AM