Research and analysis
Novice drivers: evidence review and evaluation
Summary of research findings on pre-driver educational interventions, graduated driver licensing and an evaluation of the New Drivers Act.
Novice Drivers: evidence review and evaluation of pre-driver training, graduated driver licensing and the New Drivers Act
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The over-representation of young novice drivers in road collisions is a public health risk in Great Britain, and worldwide.
The key contributory factors to this problem are known and are cross-cultural; they are youth and inexperience. This report reviewed and synthesised evidence of effectiveness for 3 potential approaches to tackling young and novice driver safety which are:
- pre-driver education and training for those under 17 years old
- graduated driver licensing (GDL)
- the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act (1995)
This document reports the summary findings of the research, the full TRL research report on the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory website