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Novice drivers - evidence review and evaluation

10 October 2013

TRL research, commissioned by the DfT, into the likely impacts of a graduated driver licensing (GDL) scheme for young drivers in GB has just been published.

It shows that the key contributory factors to this problem are known and are cross-cultura, namely that they are youth and inexperience. This report reviewes and synthesises evidence of effectiveness for three approaches to tackling young and novice driver safety, for consideration in the UK:

1.Pre-driver education and training for those under 17 years old

2.Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL).

3.The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act (1995).

It shows that evidence of the effectiveness of GDL from countries where it has been implemented is strong and consistent.


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