Graduated Driver Licensing System Planning Guide

CDC's Graduated Driver Licensing Planning Guide. Helps states assess, plan, and implement strategies to reduce teen driver crashes. Background, Data, Partnerships, Communication, Strategies.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. 

National and state-wide evaluations indicate that Graduated Driving Licensing (GDL) systems reduce fatal crashes among newly licensed teen drivers. More comprehensive GDLs are associated with the greatest benefits.

CDC’s GDL Planning Guide is designed to assist states to assess, develop, and implement actionable plans to strengthen graduated driver licensing practices.

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CDC Vital Signs: Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries. www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety