AAA: In contrast to most other countries with Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) systems, only a few U.S. jurisdictions currently extend GDL restrictions to licensed at age 18 or older. However, several recent studies have found that a substantial proportion of drivers are getting licensed at older ages, and further, that later licensure occurs disproportionately among low-income and minority drivers. A current topic of discussion in the traffic safety community is whether standard GDL policies that are applied in the U.S. for younger novice drivers should be applied to older novices not presently covered by them. This study examines how overall, injury, nighttime, and passenger crashes over the initial four years of licensure differ for novice drivers licensed at different ages.
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