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Media Contact:Camillia M. Travia
Public Relations Specialist
October 13, 2016
Teens Comply with Legislated Driving Restrictions on Vast Majority of Trips
A new study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides valuable evidence that a vast majority of New Jersey’s intermediate (i.e., probationary) licensed teen drivers follow the state’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) limits on passenger and nighttime driving. The study, which was published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, shows more than 91 percent of trips taken by young drivers follow the state’s GDL passenger restriction (1 passenger) and nearly 97 percent comply with its GDL nighttime restriction (no driving between 11:01 p.m. and 5 a.m.).