It’s estimated that 400 new drivers die or seriously injure themselves in road accidents every year.
Graduate driving licence (GDL) laws are in place in several countries, including Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of US states. New Zealand’s GDL scheme has led to a 23% reduction in crash injuries for 15-19-year olds and a 12% reduction for 20-24-year olds. In the US, 16-year-old drivers have 37% fewer crashes when under GDL restrictions.
There are several ways a GDL scheme may improve safety:
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