Graduated Driver Licensing

Overview of GDL
Review of the stages of a comprehensive graduated driver licensing system and the restrictions placed on young drivers in order to gradually expose them to the driving task.
Myths and Facts of GDL
A series of common myths associated with graduated driver licensing and the facts to dispel them.
Effects of North Carolina's GDL System
An HSRC study, published in the Oct. 3, 2001 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, indicates that in its initial years, graduated driver licensing in North Carolina reduced crashes involving 16 year-old drivers by 23 percent.
GDL Restrictions
The success of GDL is due in part to the restrictions placed on young drivers that limit their exposure to high-risk driving situations – driving during the nighttime hours and driving with multiple passengers – while they are still adjusting to the complexities involved in driving.
Reactions to GDL
A large majority of parents and most teens believe that graduated driver licensing is a good idea.