July 3, 2006
Think You Know About Graduated Driver Licensing Programs?
In 2004 alone, 16-year-old drivers were involved in 957 fatal crashes that killed 1,111 people. With support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently completed an evaluation of graduated driver licensing programs in the United States. The authors concluded that the most comprehensive graduated driver licensing programs result in the best reduction of fatal crashes of 16-year-old drivers.
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* Data Source: “U.S. Licensing Systems for Young Drivers,” 2006 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, www.iihs.org/laws/state_laws/pdf/us_licensing_systems.pdf
** Data Source: “Fatality Facts 2004: Teenagers,” Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, www.iihs.org/research/fatality_facts/teenagers.html.