Graduated Drivers License Laws Contribute to Decrease Rate Teens Die in Crashes

Graduated Drivers License (GDL) laws for teenagers are making the nation’s roads safer and helping the death rate of young people in crashes to plummet.   Columbia University Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Center Faculty member Guohua Li, MD, DrPH, and his colleagues found that stringent GDL restrictions and mandatory seat belt laws were linked to a 20 percent decline in the rate of fatal crashes for 16-year-olds.   Dr. Li’s study is among several sited in the 2 x 2 project Health Beyond the Headlines.

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