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  • GDL Laws & Practices


  • Best Practices for Graduated Driver Licensing: United States

    The 2009 AAMVA report describes best practices for graduated driver license (GDL) programs for new drivers in the United States. It is intended to set standards for the development of new programs in the United States and for enhancing the effectiveness of those already in place. 

    Best Practices for Graduated Driver Licensing: Canada

    The 2005 Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) report describes best practices for graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs for new drivers in Canada. It is intended to set standards for the development of new programs in Canada and for enhancing the effectiveness of those already in place.

    Graduated Licensing: A Blue Print of North America (1999)

    Many jurisdictions in the US and Canada have adopted graduated licensing, an increasingly popular approach to reducing drivers' risk of collisions, and many more are considering it. Such an approach is needed because of the extremely high crash rates among new drivers, especially young ones.

    AAA GDL Guidelines

    Graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems are designed to teach novice drivers how to drive incrementally by controlling their progression towards full unrestricted driving. The system ensures that new drivers accumulate behind-the-wheel experience in low-risk settings. Typically, restricted or probationary licensing stage, and the full license stage.

    For additional information contact Karen Morton, AAMVA.

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