Graduated driver licensing : effectiveness of systems and individual components.

Senserrick, T. & Whelan, M.

The present report details the GLS (Graduated licensing systems) models in operation in Australia, with a focus on components of the learner and intermediate licence phases. The effectiveness of overseas GLS models in terms of reduced crash risk is also reviewed. The primary aim of the report, however, is to detail the wide range of individual GLS components of the learner and intermediate licence phases and to discuss the literature on their contribution to GLS effectiveness. Other considerations that need to be addressed when introducing GLS components in a new or existing model are also discussed. It is concluded that there is overwhelming support for GLS models, including those with restrictions not currently in place in Australia, namely, night-time driving and peer passenger restrictions. There is considerable support for a review of current Australian licensing systems and the development, implementation and evaluation of additional GLS initiatives in order to maximise the ability of the systems to address the over-involvement of young Australians in crash statistics. (Author/publisher)

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C 29537 [electronic version only] /83 / ITRD E210594

Clayton, Victoria, Monash University, Accident Research Centre MUARC, 2003, XVI + 102 p., 258 ref.; MUARC Report ; No. 209 - ISBN 0-7326-1719-7

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