Research and analysis

Reducing road accidents among young novice drivers

How training, graduated driver licensing and the New Drivers Act could reduce the number of young and inexperienced drivers involved in road accidents.


Novice Drivers: evidence review and evaluation of pre-driver training, graduated driver licensing and the New Drivers Act

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This report reviewed and produced evidence for the effectiveness of 3 potential approaches to tackling young and novice driver safety; they 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 is on the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory website.

Published 9 October 2013