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Survey Evaluation of Victoria's Graduated Licensing System: Young Driver Behaviour and Experiences of the Graduated Licensing System

McIntyre, A, Imberger, K

Young Drivers 2

ARSC conference 2017

As a part of the evaluation of the Graduated Licensing System (GLS) introduced in Victoria across 2007 and 2008, two survey projects (cohort and cross-sectional) were undertaken. Participants licensed before and after the enhanced GLS were recruited from the VicRoads' licensing database. Over 9,000 young drivers were surveyed. Results included getting the licence, risky driving and compliance with licence conditions. Consistent with the GLS measures, results showed improved learner driver practice hours, a more challenging on-road driving test, a lower level of young driver exposure to some high risk driving situations and fewer drink-drivers, post GLS compared with pre-GLS.