Week 2: The Rite of Passage Starts With GDL

Inexperience is the primary factor contributing to teen crashes resulting in death or life altering injuries. The GDL is designed to help newly licensed unsupervised drivers gain experience and develop safe driving skills in low-risk environments. It’s also can provide some peace of mind to parents when their teen drivers take to the roads without their supervision.

Graduated Driver Licensing, A Proven Tool To Reduce Teen Crash Risk

Jun 18, 2017 | Summer Promise 2017
By Pam Shadel Fischer, MLPA, CPST

If you’ve got a novice driver in the house or you are one, take the time to brush up on your knowledge of your state’s graduated driver license (GDL) program, which is proven to reduce teen crash risk.

The three-step licensing process – learner’s permit, intermediate (restricted) license, and full (unrestricted) licensure – is designed to help teen drivers gain experience and build skill while minimizing those things that cause them the greatest risk – distraction caused by passengers and the use of cell phones and other electronic devices, as well as driving late at night and riding unbelted. Addressing risk is essential since car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.

Learn About Your State’s GDL

GDL Made Simple

Here is general overview of what the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program looks like and how it works. Check with your local motor vehicle department for details specific to your state.


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