Federal Support for GDL
Federal support for Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is growing. On July 6, 2012 President Obama signed into law Map-21 (the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 Century Act), a two-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs. This bill was the first multi-year transportation authorization enacted since 2005, and it provided more than $105 billion to fund surface transportation programs in 2013 and 2014. The passage of MAP-21 reaffirmed the government’s dedication to keep our country’s roadways safer. It includes various incentives for states that strengthen existing GDL programs to meet federal requirements and incentives for states that pass distracted driving legislation. Here's what you need to know to help your state take advantage of MAP-21 to protect young drivers:
Read NHTSA's Interim Final Rule that was published to the Federal Registry in January 2013. The relevant information begins on page 63.
Evidence-based Provisions Recommended in MAP-21
Boost Your State's GDL
If your state doesn’t meet the requirements of MAP-21, write to your state lawmakers expressing support and asking them to strengthen your state’s existing GDL programs. Download and share these fact sheets with policymakers.
Access a recent webinar on GDL Decal Research to Advocacy.
Click here for more information on MAP-21.
- GDL Saves Teen Lives
- GDL’s 4 Key Objectives
- Recommended Minimum GDL Provisions
- GDL Recommended Age for Learner’s Permit
- GDL Provisions for Supervised Driving
- GDL Recommended Age for Intermediate License
- GDL Provisions for Intermediate License
- A Dangerous Distraction -- Cell Phones
- GDL Identifiers and Decals