Best Practices for Graduated Driver Licensing in Canada: Traffic Injury Research Foundation

November 10, 2005 – TIRF has released a new report, �Best Practices for Graduated Driver Licensing in Canada� authored by Daniel Mayhew, Herb Simpson, and Deanna Singhal.

The report, released on November 8, 2005 describes best practices for graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs for new drivers in Canada. It is intended to set standards for the development of new programs in Canada and for enhancing the effectiveness of those already in place.

Contained within the report are detailed descriptions of GDL programs in Canada, a comparison of these programs to GDL programs elsewhere, a description of the safety benefits of GDL � including the features that have been shown to contribute to GDL effectiveness, and a description of best practices for GDL programs.

The research was made possible by a grant from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

Click here to view and download the full report, �Best Practices for Graduated Driver Licensing in Canada� in .PDF format.

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