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Graduated Driver Licensing

No Way Back | NRSF Documentary Excerpt

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) systems allow teen drivers to safely gain driving experience, during lower-risk times and situations, before obtaining full driving privileges. Every state’s law is unique, and it is important to know the ins and outs of your law.

Adult Tips:

  • Be a good role model.

  • Do not rely on driver's education to teach your teen. Slowly introduce them to complicated driving situations.

  • Create a written agreement, like the New Driver Deal from the National Safety Council, and define expectations, milestones, and consequences.

  • Use the SADD Contract for Life and tell them how important it is that they come home safe and sound.

Teen Tips:

  • The driver and all passengers should always wear seat belts during every trip and in every seat.

  • Know how many passengers you are allowed to have in your vehicle.

  • Teen passengers increase the risk of teen driver crashes exponentially.

  • Do your research - find out what the nighttime driving restrictions are in your state.

  • Never drive distracted.

  • It is illegal and deadly to drink or use drugs and drive.

  • Talk to your parents.


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