According to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Graduated Driver Licensing Reduces Fatal Crashes by 11 Percent. For the most comprehensive programs, researchers found a near 20 percent reduction in fatal crashes involving 16-year olds. Data for the study was collected by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Census Bureau statistics, indicating automobile crashes as the leading cause of death among teens.
Each state that has a graduated licensing program generally includes at least some of the following common components:
“Graduated Driver Licensing Programs and Fatal Crashes of 16-year-old dDivers: A National Evaluation” was published in the July edition of Pediatrics.