Wisconsin’s Experience with the Graduated Driver Licensing Law

In 2000, the state of Wisconsin enacted the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law in an effort to reduce the number of teen fatalities and injuries because of motor vehicle crashes. The GDL program targets high-risk teen driving behaviors by mandating more hours of supervised driving, limiting nighttime driving, restricting vehicle passengers, requiring seat belt use, and mandating absolute sobriety for all teen drivers. In the first 3 years of the program, Wisconsin saw a 15% decrease in the number of motor vehicle collisions involving 16-year-old drivers. While this decline is encouraging, it lags behind the effectiveness documented by other states.

  • Authors:
    • McIntosh, Gwen
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 52-56
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  • Accession Number: 01000817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2005 11:31AM