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Stage 2 (intermediate license) includes the completion of Stage 1, a behind-the-wheel road test, advanced driver education training, driving accompanied by a licensed adult at night, and 12 consecutive months with no crashes or convictions for traffic offenses before reaching Stage 3 (full license).
The study surveyed almost 3,000 high school students and showed that seventy-five percent of high school seniors felt confident in their driving abilities after driving for a few years, and 71 percent used a phone while driving.Crash rates increased by 4 percent, however, during the first year after the drivers graduated to full license status. A 2012 study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that the death rate fell 68 percent for 16-year old drivers from 1996 to 2010.Nova Scotia’s GDL program was adopted in 1994, before many U. Among older teenagers the death rate fell 59 percent for 17-year olds, and 52 percent and 47 percent for 18- and 19-year olds, respectively, during the same period.GDLs had reduced deaths among teenage drivers in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, where versions of the system exist.The first long-term study to investigate the benefits of each licensing stage was conducted in 2002 in Nova Scotia.Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.
Immaturity and lack of driving experience are the two main factors leading to the high crash rate among young people ages 15-19.
The risk increases 44 percent with one passenger; it doubles with two passengers and quadruples with three or more passengers.
The study analyzed crash data and the number of miles driven by 16- and 17-year olds.
Teens’ lack of experience affects their recognition of and response to hazardous situations and results in dangerous practices such as speeding and tailgating.
Other major contributing factors to the higher crash risk of young drivers are night driving and teen passengers.
A study highlighted in a September 2008 report by the IIHS found that raising the age at which drivers are licensed would save lives.