What are GDL laws and how have they reduced teen driver deaths?
GDL has been proven to be effective in reducing teen driver fatalities.
- First Step: Do the research and find out how different states are implementing GDL laws, how they impact teen death and injury, and what teens and parents can do to encourage new drivers to follow them.
- Second Step: Review these suggested online resources and research studies:
- Third Step: Get creative. What do you want the final product you present to the class to be?
Hint: Be prepared for students in your class to think that GDL is just another set of rules designed to control teenagers. Your job as an expert is to be able to explain--backed by fact--that GDL is designed to save lives and has been proven to do so. Let them understand GDL is a temporary set of laws in place until they gain enough on-the-road driving experience.