The Importance of Changing theGraduated Driver Licensing Laws           By Cindy Arc
Why Change the Law? -
How Big is this Problem? Leading cause of death for ages 15-18 4,054 teens killed in crashes in 2008 More than 350,000 ...
What are the Teenage DriverCrash Risk Factors? •   Poor hazard detection •   Risk taking and low risk perception •   Not w...
Who is at Risk?Among teendrivers, thosewith thehighest risk ofcrashing are:• Newly   licensed   teens• Teens   driving wit...
What is Graduated DriverLicensing?Consists of:• Learner’s  Stage• Intermedi  ate Stage• Unrestrict  ed Driving  Stage
What Are the GDL Stages?Learner’s Stage            Intermediate Stage Minimum age of 16 for     Restricted license 6  le...
What Are the GDL Stages?Unrestricted DrivingStage Minimum age 18 years for unrestricted license
How Do We Solve theProblem? Increase age for learner’s permit to 16 Increase age for provisional license to 17 Night dr...
In Conclusion, Implementationof All Components of the GDLCould…• Reduce fatal teen crash rates• Reduce teen injury crash r...
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  1. 1. The Importance of Changing theGraduated Driver Licensing Laws By Cindy Arc
  2. 2. Why Change the Law? -
  3. 3. How Big is this Problem? Leading cause of death for ages 15-18 4,054 teens killed in crashes in 2008 More than 350,000 injured 7 fatal crashes per 100,000,000 miles driven Crash rates per mile 4 times higher 61% passenger death rate with teenage driver
  4. 4. What are the Teenage DriverCrash Risk Factors? • Poor hazard detection • Risk taking and low risk perception • Not wearing seat belts • Lack of skill • Alcohol and drugs • Carrying passengers • Night driving
  5. 5. Who is at Risk?Among teendrivers, thosewith thehighest risk ofcrashing are:• Newly licensed teens• Teens driving with teen passengers• Teens driving at night• Teen males
  6. 6. What is Graduated DriverLicensing?Consists of:• Learner’s Stage• Intermedi ate Stage• Unrestrict ed Driving Stage
  7. 7. What Are the GDL Stages?Learner’s Stage Intermediate Stage Minimum age of 16 for  Restricted license 6 learner’s permit months/16 years old Minimum holding period  Nighttime driving of 6 months restriction Minimum of 30-50  Passenger restriction hours of supervised  Ban non-emergency driving use of electronic Ban non-emergency communication devices use of electronic communication devices
  8. 8. What Are the GDL Stages?Unrestricted DrivingStage Minimum age 18 years for unrestricted license
  9. 9. How Do We Solve theProblem? Increase age for learner’s permit to 16 Increase age for provisional license to 17 Night driving restricted between 10:00 pm to 5:00 am No passengers until licensed for 12 months No electronic communication device use while driving License restrictions/suspensions for driving violations
  10. 10. In Conclusion, Implementationof All Components of the GDLCould…• Reduce fatal teen crash rates• Reduce teen injury crash rates• Create lifelong safe drivers• Save lives
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