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.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) systems help new drivers gain skills under lower-risk conditions. Drivers are given more privileges as they move through the three stages of GDL, such as driving at night or with passengers.

GDL systems are proven to reduce teen crashes and deaths. For example, a 2015 meta-analysis of GDL laws indicated that GDL systems are associated with a 19% reduction in injury crashes and a 21% reduction in fatal crashes for 16-year-olds.

This GDL Planning Guide can assist states to assess, develop, and implement actionable plans to strengthen graduated driver licensing practices.

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