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The effectiveness of graduated driver licensing

Mayhew, Daniel R. (2000) The effectiveness of graduated driver licensing. In Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference, 26-28 November 2000, Brisbane, Queensland.

Abstract

Concern about the high crash rates of beginning drivers has prompted a steadily increasing number of jurisdictions in North America to design and implement graduated driver licensing programs. The primary objective of these programs is to reduce crashes by ensuring new drivers gain experience and mature under conditions of low risk before graduating to more demanding driving conditions. Evidence of the effectiveness of graduated licensing has been growing. Formal evaluations in New Zealand, Florida, Ontario, and Nova Scotia have shown that graduated licensing is associated with significant reductions in collisions. Preliminary findings from ongoing evaluations in Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina and California also suggest that graduated licensing is effective. This paper outlines the rationale of graduated licensing, describes key features and support for such a system, and discusses its safety effectiveness.

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ID Code: 9731
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:46

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