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October 30, 2012
EHS Works Blog -- Driver Decals Linked With Less Crashes
EHS Works Blog -- This blog post from the American Society of Safety Engineers covers CHOP research recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine regarding New Jersey's controversial Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal requirement that was implemented in 2010. The study found that 1,624 intermediate driver crashes were prevented since the requirement was implemented, as well as a 14 percent increase in GDL-related citations issued to intermediate drivers by police. Allison Curry, PhD, MPH, lead author of the study and director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP, also shares tips for parents to follow in enforcing GDL and driving rules with their teen drivers.