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Impact of Victoria's Enhanced GLS On Novice Driver Crash Involvement

Catchpole, J., Makwasha, T., Newstead, S., Imberger, K., Healy, D.

Young Drivers 2

ARSC conference 2017

To address the continuing over-representation of young and inexperienced drivers in crashes, major enhancements were made to Victoria's Graduated Licensing System (GLS) during 2007 and 2008. A multi-faceted evaluation was conducted, of which a key component was investigation of changes in the rate of crash involvement (per year of licence holding) for target groups of young and inexperienced drivers. The enhanced GLS was found to have been most effective for the driver groups with the highest crash involvement rates: significant reductions were found for drivers aged 18 to 20 years and for drivers in their first year since licence issue.