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Examination of the Victorian Graduated Licensing System's Effect on Young Novice Driver Safety

Imberger, K., Healy, D., Catchpole, J., Mitsopoulos-Rubens, E., McIntyre, A.

Young Drivers 2

ARSC conference 2017

Against a background of strong community support, the Victorian Government introduced an enhanced Graduated Licensing System (GLS) during 2007 and 2008. Key enhancements included the requirement for learner drivers aged less than 21 years to complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised driving practice and a requirement for first year probationary drivers to carry no more than one peer passenger. Our evaluation examined the effect of the enhanced GLS on novice driver crash involvement and other measures. The results show that the enhanced GLS is an effective countermeasure.