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Media Contact:Camillia M. Travia
Public Relations Specialist
November 3, 2014
New Jersey's Teen Driver Decals Show Sustained Link with Fewer Crashes
A new study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides valuable evidence that New Jersey's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) decal provision is associated with a sustained two-year decline in crash rates among intermediate (i.e., probationary) teen drivers. The study, which linked New Jersey's licensing and crash record databases to measure effects of the requirement, was published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Crash involvement of an estimated 3,197 intermediate drivers was prevented in the first two years after the decal's implementation.