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Recommended Minimum GDL Provisions

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs are a proven strategy to prevent teen driver crashes. Teens need time to gain driving experience and to develop critical driving skills in lower-risk driving situations. States with comprehensive GDL programs generally have lower fatality rates than those with less robust ones. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association tracks state GDL laws. Read more from GHSA.

As part of Moving Forward for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), Congress’ reauthorization for the US Department of Transportation, the following set of minimum provisions for GDL were determined based on the current state of science in January 2013. More recent research from CHOP and others suggest additional ways states might boost the effectiveness of comprehensive GDL programs. 


Boost Your State's GDL

Download and share these fact sheets with policymakers 

Promote Compliance With GDL

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